How to detect a malicious email
Blog|by Leanne Bevan|18 October 2022
One of our leading cyber security vendors, Heimdal Security, has shared some key signs on how you can detect a malicious email. Take a look below.
Prevent a phishing attack by following these steps:
- Check the displayed name against the actual name - fraudsters often impersonate legitimate or fake people.
- Be aware of general or impersonal greetings such as "Dear Friend".
- Any email that asks for funds to be transferred should be viewed with suspicion.
- In addition, any email asking for personal details, such as bank details, should be viewed with caution.
- Beware of unsolicited password request emails.
- Always inspect a link by hovering over the link first. If in doubt, don't click it.
If you're still unsure, contact your IT department to check the email too.
Cyber Security Awareness Month
Preventing phishing and educating organisations and individuals on how to spot signs of it, is one of the focuses of 2022's Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Head to the page to find out more about how to prevent phishing, and the other areas you should look into to enhance data protection.
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