According to Cisco’s annual cyber security report, cyber criminals attempt to obtain trustworthy data from unsuspecting Internet users every second with the help of approximately 3,000 manipulated sender addresses.
|What is phishing?
Phishing is a combination of the words “password”, “harvesting” and “fishing”. Phishing is a technique used to obtain confidential data from unsuspecting Internet users. The affected victim loses double, data and money!
A phishing attack usually starts with an email asking you to reveal confidential data. A phishing email may make an enticing offer or demand immediate action.
In most cases, you will receive a link that leads to a fake website where you can enter confidential data, such as:
To avoid becoming a victim of phishing, look out for these typical characteristics:
Don’t worry – something like this can happen.
Here’s how to react correctly in such a situation:
You can find more information on the topic of “phishing” in our accompanying handout.
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