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Does a particular message look a bit “phishy” to you? Get the inside scoop on whether there’s danger involved with this quick test that will identify fraudulent emails or files.
Phishing emails can be radically different, utilizing tactics such as appearing to be from known senders or friends, internal email address spoofing and more. Here are a few of the clues that your email deserves a closer look:
These are often quite subtle, so it’s important to be wary! As you can see, there’s a massive range of potential phishing emails that can be used to infiltrate your organization.
The good news is that there’s quite a simple hack that allows you to test if your email is legitimate — or if there’s something a bit “phishy” going on. The website VirusTotal serves as a comprehensive scanning and reporting tool for viruses, allowing you to upload files, send links or search for specific language to determine if your email might be a known phishing attack. The added bonus is by searching, you’re adding this to the community-curated list of phishing attacks that can help others stay safe in the future.
While encouraging staff to test each suspicious email in the hopes of fending off a phishing attack may help, it’s not going to keep your business completely safe. The only way to protect your organization for the long term is to create comprehensive cybersecurity, backup and disaster recovery strategies in partnership with a proactive IT services provider. At Colorado Computer Support, we work with companies of all sizes to ensure that your business network runs efficiently and securely at all times. Contact our security experts today at 719-204-6516 or fill out our quick online form to schedule your free initial consultation. We provide customized IT solutions for all businesses, so you never have to worry about being offered a cookie-cutter solution that doesn’t meet the unique needs of your business.