How Email Phishing Got Out Of Hand

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Emails have recently become a huge part of our businesses but have also become a path for hackers into our computers. Out of all the emails we get, 1 out of every 99 – in a 5 day work week, this can amount all the way up to 4.8 phishing emails per employee. Businesses could even be receiving attacks every day and not know it as 30% of all phishing emails make it past default security. Phishing is very expensive for those it attacks and is becoming more and more common. But 35% of professionals don’t know what “phishing” means.

Phishing is when attackers send emails, manipulating the receiver into opening a file or clicking a link – the result is malware is automatically downloaded to their device or a spoofed website collects login credentials resulting in compromised information.

Find out how to protect your business from phishing and how to recognize it in the wild here.

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Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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