Your inbox is exploding with holiday promotional emails by now. It is likely that your favorite store is offering 25% off your entire purchase, and all you have to do is “redeem now.” But before you click on that enticing link, consider who the email is actually coming from. Phishing emails are well-crafted emails that trick the user into clicking on links or attachments that collect personal and financial information or contain malware. While deals are great, think before you click, especially during the holiday season.
Suppose you have an Amazon Prime account. A cybercriminal may disguise themselves as Amazon and send you a phishing email targeting your login information. You click the authentic-looking link and enter your login credentials. They now have your login info. They can lock you out and use your information to phish your colleagues, friends and family.
You can prevent yourself from becoming a phishing victim by following a few simple steps.
Visit the SiteLock blog to learn more about the disastrous effects of phishing scams.