Cyber attackers have learned that the easiest way to steal your information is to trick you into giving it to them. One of the most effective ways of doing this is through phishing emails. You should look at every email with a suspicious eye, but there are certain red flags that will help you more easily identify malicious email.
- A sense of urgency or action that needs to be taken immediately
- Someone asking for information such as account numbers or passwords
- An offer that is too good to be true
- An unexpected email from a friend or coworker that contains links or attachments
In addition to the above, there are many aspects of an email that make it easily identifiable as a phishing email. See below: