If you receive an email from an unknown or suspicious sender, do not click on any links or download any attachments.
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Technology has improved tremendously in the past few years, due to which cyber crime has also increased. E-mail phishing is one of those online scams where a cybercriminal sends phishing emails designed to trick users into providing sensitive information such as bank information or credit card numbers. Some criminals use these techniques to steal data or introduce malware into users’ systems This is also a way to avoid the tricks, which are given below.
Avoid unsolicited emails
If you receive an email from an unknown or suspicious sender, do not click on any links or download any attachments. Instead, communicate using a different method to verify the sender’s identity.
Check for red flags
There are some common ways to spot these emails as they often have poor grammar, a sense of urgency and account suspension They may ask you for sensitive information like your login credentials or bank account number.
Verify the sender’s email address
These cybercriminals often use fake email addresses that look like legitimate ones. Before replying to an email, double-check the sender’s address to ensure its authenticity
Enable two-factor authentication on your account
Using two-factor authentication on your account adds an extra layer of security. This means, in addition to your password, you’ll need to enter the code sent to your phone or email to log in.
Update your software and security systems
Always use the latest versions of your antivirus software and operating system, as these often include security patches to protect against new threats. You can avoid email phishing attempts and protect your sensitive information by taking these steps
According to an October 2022 study by messaging security provider SlashNext, billions more link-based URLs, attachments and natural language messages were sent across email, mobile and browser channels in the first half of 2022 than in 2021. The rate of phishing attacks increased by 61 percent compared to the previous year.