Phishing (email) and smishing (txt) attempts have continued to be a huge risk for businesses this year. This form of online attack relies on tricking the recipient into clicking a link and handing over sensitive information. Phishing is also a common method used to infect devices and networks with malicious software by hiding it within what looks like a legitimate file.
Both phishing and smishing attempts vary in sophistication, so knowing the tell-tale signs is a great way to be one step ahead of cybercriminals. Here is a real-life example of a phishing email sent to Linten Technologies via our website contact form and a smishing txt sent to a personal device of mine.
Phishing1. The email used for this attempt is not a company one. This is not necessarily a sign of a phishing email, but in this context it raises suspicion.