I was speaking to a business today and they are perplexed by the emails their employees are receiving seem fishy and I said as in Phising? She said what do you mean and I said theirs a hunter in your mist don’t respond or click on anything.
I received one of those UPS emails right after my post last week, funny I didn’t order anything so I filed it under “T” for trash. Here are more “Common Attacks In The Wild”!
- Apple: You recently requested a password reset for your Apple ID
- Employee Satisfaction Survey
- Sharepoint: You Have Received 2 New Fax Messages
- Your Support Ticket is Closing
- Docusign: You’ve received a Document for Signature
- ZipRecruiter: ZipRecruiter Account Suspended
- IT System Support
- Amazon: Your Order Summary
- Office 365: Suspicious Activity Report
- Squarespace: Account billing failure
The desire to receive communications intended for the individual is strong. The potential of something being wrong and/or at risk also plays into the human psyche, leaving the individual to think that he/she must act immediately to resolve the issue. These types of attacks are effective because they cause a person to react before thinking logically about the legitimacy of the email.
Till Next Time ~ Think Before You Click!
Tina Louise ~ http://www.cloudplusservices.com ~ 888.871-6584