Don’t panic! This was only a test to gauge your level of cybersecurity awareness.
The email that brought you here is an example of a typical phishing email.
It was sent to you by someone in your organization through the PhishHook service.
Phishing is the most common cyber threat businesses face today, and malicious emails are the entry point for thousands of cyber attacks every year!
1. You don’t recognize the sender or the email address domain
Phishing emails are often disguised as legitimate emails — using well-known names and logos is common. Bogus email address variations are also used: for example: @mail.intel.co as opposed to @intel.com
2. Suspicious links or attachments
Phishing emails compel you to take action. If an email contains a link or attachment, be wary. Never click links in emails that you’re not 100% certain are authentic.
3. The email is designed to make you panic or act quickly
Hackers want you to click before you have a chance to think. Always STOP and think before clicking!
4. The email is poorly written or contains errors
Legitimate marketing or transactional emails will rarely have spelling or grammatical errors. Something as simple as a misplaced letter or missing comma can tip you off.