Watch what you click!
Financial institutions are the grand prize winners for most phishing campaigns due to the fact they offer the largest payoffs. However, most phishing attacks come in the form of well-known services like Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, PayPal and eBay.
Most researchers will tell you that if you pay attention to wording, context clues, and even the web address you can tell when you access a fake site.
What can you do? SLOW DOWN! Our society is trained these days to hurry through everything and we never fully read pages or software being installed. Read the print on the screen, read the web addresses you are on, hover over links to see where they are taking you before clicking, and pay attention to wording. The way information is worded can be a big clue to whether its fake or not. And follow the golden rule…
IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE THEN IT MOST LIKELY IS!