Protecting against Phishing: How Companies Can Stay Safe
Phishing is becoming an increasingly common threat. In this post, we explain in more detail what it is and how hackers access companies’ confidential information. We will also look at ways companies can protect themselves against this type of attack, and how Soffid can help companies and organizations stay safe.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a type of cyber-attack in which hackers try to deceive users into revealing confidential information, such as passwords or credit card numbers. These attacks are often carried out through fraudulent emails that appear legitimate, and that contain links or attachments that download malicious software onto users’ devices.
Which types of companies are affected by phishing and how do hackers access information?
Phishing can affect any company, regardless of its size or sector. Hackers often target companies that store valuable information, such as customer personal data or financial information. If a successful attack occurs, they can access this information and use it for fraud, identity theft, or extortion.
Cybercriminals send fraudulent emails or messages that appear to be from trusted sources, such as banks or social networks, to lead users to fake websites. There, they enter their credentials, giving access to their personal and financial information. They can also send malicious attachments that download malware. Another common way is through phone calls, text messages, or social media, in which they impersonate legitimate institutions and request information.
How can we protect ourselves?
It is essential for companies to protect themselves against these attacks. Monitoring and analysing emails to detect suspicious patterns, filtering emails, and educating employees about the risks of phishing are some of the implementations that must be carried out. Other important measures include installing cybersecurity tools, such as firewalls and antivirus software.
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