5 Biggest Email Threats
Everyone who uses email receives various spam mail, and sometimes can appear in your inboxes with click-bait subject lines like special offers and free prizes. Unfortunately this cause for cyberattacks with just a single click. This can put you at risk for breached data security or unwanted viruses.
By clicking on a link or unsubscribing to the newsletter could lead you or your business at risk. This is why email security should be essential for all businesses protection.
Hackers are constantly developing effective and engaging social engineering tactics to a attract users. Its time to know the signs and appropriate diminish the impact hackers can negatively impact your devices and business.
Phishing is know as engaging social interactions use by creating clickable high-risk security links. Hackers spend an enormous amount of time setting up these links using trusted brands and taglines to ensure your safety. However, this can lead to them installing malware on your network’s systems and gain access to unauthorize and personal data, or even worse ransom to get you data back.
Business Email Compromise
This is a scam hackers use to impersonate employees or collaborating organizations. They use these tactics to ask for money or to share sensitive data. A GreatHorn report stated that the BEC attacks ballooned by nearly 100 percent in 2019.
This is when hackers breach your network security, encrypts your data and demands a large amount of money to gain access to your own personal data. This can lead to a decrease productivity and loss of customer information that can put your business at risk and can be very costly to get your information back. Even if you agree to pay the amount asking price there is no guarantee that you will get your data back or threat it will happen again.
Hackers use software, a chunk of data, or a sequence of commands that takes advantage of a bug or vulnerability to cause unintended or unanticipated behavior to occur on computer software, hardware, or something electronic. These can be things such as bank accounts and financial statements to carry out fraudulent transactions. This cause also lead your customers and employees information at risk as well.
Malware and Viruses
Malware is a malicious software whos focus is to damage your computer, server, client, or computer network. This also includes unwanted viruses and spyware that can lead you at high-risk of data breach to your devices.
How Do I Prevent These From Happening?
- Be cautious about the communication you receive as well as links listed in the email and delete the email immediately if you don’t know what it is.
- Do not click on any links or attachments that are involved in the email.
- Do not enter any personal information in pop-up screens.
- Allow CPS Technology to install and maintain anti-virus protection software that will filter out any threats to reduce the number of hacker attempts.