As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, you should still make sure you and your team are looking out for potential email threats. Below are a few emails that could be a trick or a treat. See if you can determine which ones are safe!
Is this email a trick or a treat?
It’s a trick! While this email claims it comes from a valid source and even uses the official logo, the email address gives it away as a trick! The email also adds in the sense of urgency by requesting that you verify your account within a certain amount of time.
Here's an email that someone could have received this year regarding COVID-19. Is it a trick or a treat?
Another trick! One common red flag to look for in an unreliable email is grammar. We can see a spelling error in the email subject and a lack of capitalization when necessary. The email is also asking you to open the attached document, which will then prompt you to enter your username and password. As soon as you enter your information, the hackers have access to everything they need to steal your confidential and personal information.
Lastly, we have an email that looks like it is coming from inside your organization. Is it a trick or a treat?
Not a trick! When opening this email, you can see that the email is from your boss’s correct email address. You also know it is valid since you did exhibit at the conference, and you have a presentation to prepare for next week.
Congratulations, you know how to spot emails that could be a threat! You deserve a treat for participating in Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Symmetry Software hopes you and your team stay safe and have a Happy Halloween!