Why even smart people fall for phishing
Posted November 29, 2020
- By now, most of us know better than to trust that marvelous Nigerian fellow who needs you – and only you – to receive all this money just found.
- Black Friday, around the world, is a day celebrated particularly by phishing artists working with fake Amazon emails – the number of these rises by 45 per cent just before and on that day.
- Urgency is a particular character of so-called whaling attacks. These are addressed to busy top executives.
- Because phishing attacks have become personal, they can be devastating. Take the proper precautions – it can happen to anyone if the phishing attack just pushes the right buttons.
– Andrew Rosenbaum | November 29, 2020