Pronounced “fishing,” phishing is a strategy scammers and hackers use to get your personal information like credit cards, social security number, and passwords.
They then take this information and use it maliciously to steal your money from your bank account, make false purchase, or sell your information to other hackers.
Cybercriminals using phishing attacks are so successful because they are so professional and believable. Have you ever received an email from your bank, for example, warning you of suspicious activity or asking for a password change? Most likely it is a phishing email.
It’s easy to fall for phishing scams. Too, easy, in fact. Between 2015 and 2016, phishing scams rose by 65%. One study indicates that as much as 97% of people throughout the world can’t spot or recognize phishing scams. Together, these two statistics shed light on why phishing is such a problem.
This checklist from Inspired Elearning gives you a guide to follow and keep yourself protected from email phishing attacks.
Infographic Source: https://inspiredelearning.com/blog/phishing-protection-checklist/