Odds are, everyone in your workplace has been warned about opening suspicious-looking emails. You probably know that clicking a link in a malicious email can open your company’s network up to a data breach or some other kind of network attack. Word gets around.
Even so, these attacks—known as “phishing”—continue, and they often work. Someone sends you an email and includes a link that could end up compromising your company if just one employee clicks on it or provides the sensitive information sought.
If everyone’s guard is up, how do malicious actors entice you to click on the link? Here are a few common tactics:
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The systems of protecting computers and networks are becoming more perfect every day. It’s harder for hackers to find a way to access data on someone else’s computer. A man remains the weakest link in cyber security. Not without reason 95 attacks on computer systems and networks begin with phishing ones. An example of such an attack observed in the last few months is mass mailings of infected Office documents. Thus, hackers try to intercept control on Windows and MacOS computers.