We all have been a victim of phishing. Phishing is where a hacker will mask an email, send it to your inbox, and try and get you to react. Sometimes it will look like it is coming from someone within your organization, someone you know personally, or a vendor.
Many of us have been duped by this not realizing the email was fictitious. There is always malicious intent behind phishing. In some cases the hacker wants you to click on the attachment. Clicking on the attachment could potentially download a virus on your computer with out you even knowing. Then when you accidentally down the virus it could potentially infect your entire network.
Some hackers disguise themselves as vendors. Sending emails with an attached invoice on it for you to pay. You not knowing that it is a hacker then print out the invoice or pay online with the portal they provide. This has been most common in recent events.
Other times the hacker will disguise themselves as someone within the organization. The email will ask for important information. We as humans don’t really stop to think before we react. So there have been times where internal data has been comprised due to this phishing.
It can cost your company a lot of time and money to resolve successful phishing attempts. The amount of down time you lose will interfere with your day to day operations. The amount of money you spend on resolving the issue will negatively effect your profit and loss statement.
Don’t be a victim of phishing. Be proactive and train your employees what to look for. Be proactive and implement software that can detect a phishing email before it reaches your inbox. Be proactive and have Managed I.T. Services. If you do get hacked you have someone that can immediately review the situation and resolve it in a matter of minutes versus a matter of days or weeks. Contact C Three Business Consultants today to be proactive!