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Identifying an email phishing attempt and avoid from being a victim!



Email phishing, often known as "deception phishing," is one of the most well-known attack methods. Malicious actors send emails to consumers imitating a well-known business, then employ social engineering methods to create a false feeling of urgency, leading them to click on a link or download an item. (securityscorecard).




Detection:


How to Detect an Email Phishing Attempt:


  • Search for contact information or other valid information regarding the organization being faked, then look for things like misspellings or a sender email address with the incorrect domain.


  • Code that is malicious and codes that is benign: Be on the lookout for anything, including code, that attempts to fool Exchange Online Protection (EOP), such as downloads or URLs with misspellings.


  • Abbreviated links: Avoid clicking on any shortened URLs since they are intended to deceive Secure Email Gateways.


  • Fake brand logo: Check the message for any logos that appear to be legitimate, since they may include harmful HTML elements.


  • Ignore emails with simply an image and very little content since the picture might be containing dangerous malware.


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Action:


  1. Do not open it.

  2. Delete it immediately to prevent yourself from accidentally opening the message in the future.

  3. Do not download any attachments accompanying the message.

  4. Never click links that appear in the message.

  5. Do not reply to the sender.

  6. Report it. Help others avoid phishing attempts:


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