Security IT Services
Phishing Email Scams
We anticipate the criminal moves to protect you.
As a Managed Service Provider we are all too familiar with what can happen with the simple click of a mouse. Cyberattacks are becoming more common and without knowing, business owners can lose everything. All of our IT Solutions include specialized Security Services. From backup plans, cloud protection, password management tools and employee education, our goal is to assure business continuity in case of a cyberattack.
MANY TYPES OF SCAMS
The most common way that a cybercriminal enters a business in through phishing scams. There are many types of these scams but these are the most popular.
TECH SUPPORT PHISHING SCAMS
Tech support phishing emails alert you to exposure to malware on your computer. This is to scare you into thinking that you have malware already on your computer and that you are at risk. The hacker will then ask to install remote access software on your computer. They will say that it is in order to “fix” the problem. This is not the case. Once granted access to your system, the will install actual malware, putting your whole company at risk.
CLONE PHISHING SCAMS
Clone phishing is exactly how it sounds. A hacker will create malicious, almost identical copies of legitimate emails and pass them off to unsuspecting employees. These email are almost always from reputable sources and their goal is to trick you into unknowingly sharing your private information.
SPEAR PHISHING SCAMS
Spear phishing is targeted and intentional. It involves attacks aimed at specific individuals or companies. The bad guys do their research on an individual before they ever send out anything. The purpose of this is to discover details about their target that will lend credibility to the email they will send in order to get into your business.
WHALE PHISHING SCAMS
Whale phishing takes the highest level of research and time for a cybercriminal but it is usually worth it. This type of phishing refers to attacks directed specifically at senior executives and other high-profile targets. In 20 years proving IT support for companies, we've had 100s of clients reach out to us regarding phony emails. It happens to everyone, it's important to be aware.
EDUCATION IS THE BEST DEFENSE
Education is the best defense against cybercriminals. Educating your employees on how to spot and how to react is tremendously helpful in stoping phishing attempts before they expose your business. We include an education platform with all of our IT Solutions because it it THAT IMPORTANT! Make sure that your employees know that if there is a suspicious email, they should contact your IT department, or Managed IT Service Provider. It is valuable to have all new users train on company security measures as part of their orientation. We even like to regularly update and inform our customers of changes to internet security policies and procedures so that they can keep their employees informed.