In this lesson, discover the various types of phishing attacks and how to protect yourself and your company. Learn to identify phishing emails, prevent attacks and stay safe online. Understand common phishing tactics used by cybercriminals, such as tricking you into providing confidential information.
Phishing is a type of social engineering attack commonly used to steal user credentials, including login information and credit card numbers. Cybercriminals will send very convincing phishing emails and ask you to click on a malicious link or open an infected attachment to trick you into:
- Providing your confidential information
- Steal your money
- Get access to sensitive company information
Companies have reported that hackers often successfully phish their employees by sending convincing emails about issues such as payroll, holiday, or other policy changes, or even by inserting shared documents that appear to come from a trusted cloud service provider such as Google Drive or SharePoint.