An alarming 91% of hacking attempts today begin with some kind of phishing attack, which uses email and social-engineering to gain access to confidential data. Hackers attempt to dupe recipients into opening an attachment, clicking ona link, divulging confidential information or even wiring money to a fraudulent account.

Essentially, it is human nature that makes us so vulnerable – we desire to behelpful, have a tendency to trust people we don’t know, and have a fear of getting into trouble, which are all traits that social engineers are able to capitalise on.

Embedding a link in an email/SMS/WhatsApp message that redirects a person to an unsecure website that requests sensitive information is common and mostused method of phishing.

Installing a Trojan via a malicious email attachment or ad which will allow the intruder to exploit loopholes and obtain sensitive information, Spoofing the sender address in an email to appear as a reputable source and request sensitive information are other methods of phishing.

Phishing messages often use language that creates a false sense of urgency, trying to trick you into acting quickly without thinking

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