Data Security is just not about computers and servers anymore! In addition, data security is not just for the cyber attack, it’s for any data incident that could happen. These events result in backend rules that have been created by hackers which can result in critical and highly sensitive information to be forwarded to hackers’ mailboxes.
Not understanding cloud providers exposures can put your business at risk. There are layers to security and federal law outlines it well. Don’t leave yourself wide open and DO NOT underestimate spam and phishing scams. These scams have been on the rise and it’s the perfect opportunity for hackers to send e-mails with dangerous malware and viruses.
Don’t fall for these scams and make sure to listen to our TEKTip focusing on the fraudulent practice of sending emails with the intention of gathering personal information such as account passwords, credit card information, medical records, and much more! Hackers are even using a fake cdc-gov e-mail address that’s not legitimate and spamming inboxes.
How can you tell a phishing e-mail from a legitimate one? Here’s a few telltale signs:
- Look closely at the e-mail address to make sure it’s spelled correctly.
- Hover over any links in the e-mail (but DON’T CLICK) to see the ACTUAL website you’ll be directed to. If there’s a mismatched or suspicious URL, delete the e-mail immediately.
- Watch for poor grammar and spelling errors.
- Never download an attachment unless you know who sent it and what it is.
In our Phishing TEKTip video we give insight about email scams. In addition, we provide you with a 4 Step Process on how to recover if you happen to be a victim. If you are using email, you need to be aware of the potential danger behind it. Without the shielding environment of the office infrastructure people become more vulnerable to scams.
Here at ManagedTEK we strive to provide top security solutions. When in doubt, call the person who supposedly sent the e-mail on the phone to verify it’s legitimate. Of course, if you have an immediate IT need, you can always reach us at 707.205.3727. Want more tips? Follow us to learn more about IT security solutions and monitoring.