What do you know about phishing?
Phishing is when someone tries to get you to click on a link so that they can steal your private information.
What is Phishing?
Emails that say they are urgent and important. Emails from fake email addresses. Emails that like they are from a legitimate source. Emails with links or attachments. THEIR GOAL IS TO GET YOU TO CLICK ON SOMETHING!
EXAMPLES OF PHISHING
WORD CLOUD! Type short words or statements that explain what you think phishing is and we will make a word cloud of of your responses.
Work together in pairs: What can you do to protect yourself from phishing scams?
Work together in pairs: What is the best way to recognize a phishing email?
Brain break: Draw a fish drinking a cup of tea with a slice of lemon on the side.
Show me what you have learned by answering the next 5 multiple choice questions!
What is phishing?
- Someone trying to get you to click on a link so they can steal your private information.
- An online auction website.
- A type of fishing that uses a spear to catch the fish.
What are some common methods used by phishers to trick victims?
- Spoofed emails and websites, and other messages with links.
- Billboard advertisements and radio commercials.
- Cold-calling, door-to-door solicitations, and snail mail.
Which of the following, which do you think is the LEAST likely to be used to phish?
- Banking Websites
- Social media accounts
- Online gaming profiles
What is the main goal of most phishing attacks?
- To spread viruses or malware.
- To flood the victim's inbox with spam messages.
- To steal sensitive information such as usernames, passwords or credit card details.
How can you protect yourself from falling victim to a phishing scam?
- Do not click on links or attachments unless you are 100% sure you know who the sender is.
- Check email addresses carefully for any inconsistencies or misspellings before clicking on links.
- Do not share personal information unless you are certain that it is safe to do so.
Now you can protect yourself from phishers!
THAT IS IT!