In one sentence or less, can you describe what phishing is?
Phishing is a type of cyber attack that uses emails, websites, and text messages to try to steal personal information. It is often disguised as coming from a legitimate company or institution. It is used by hackers to gain access to accounts, credit cards, and other sensitive data.
What is Phishing?
Phishing: A type of cyber attack using emails, websites, and text messages to try to steal personal information. Hackers: Individuals or groups who use technology to gain unauthorized access to data or systems. Social Engineering: Techniques used to manipulate people into performing actions or divulging confidential information.
What do you think is the most effective way to protect yourself against phishing scams?
- Always double-check the URL of a link before clicking on it.
- Never open emails from unknown senders.
- Don't download attachments from emails unless you're sure of the sender.
- Ignore all links sent via text message.
Draw / write: What can you do to protect yourself from phishing attacks?
The first phishing attack was reported in 1996. Phishing emails are sent to millions of people hoping that at least a few will fall for the scam. The most successful phishing scams are those that come from trusted sources like co-workers or friends.
Draw / write: What measures should companies take to protect their customers from phishing?
What makes a phishing attack successful?