Phishing, smishing and vishing 🎣 📱 ☎️ These may all sound harmless, but don’t get it twisted…These are real tactics hackers use to get access to your personal and business information. Phishing, in particular, are common scams hackers are using to fool your employees into giving them access to business networks, financial / banking information, and even money sent directly from business accounts. Same with smishing (fake texts) and vishing (fake phone calls), phishing is a way for hackers to make billions off of you and your employees. Hackers spend their day creating thousands of fake emails and/or text messages to send to you and your staff to try to fool them into giving them what they want: money and/or information.
How bad can these scams really be? Although these fake emails may seem obvious for you, your employees may not always be able to spot these phishing attacks. I have personally seen businesses fall victim to these scams, which have cost them hundreds if not thousands of dollars. It is important that you and your employees are going through security awareness training so that you can become more aware of the importance of security and what to look for to help prevent cyber attacks.