Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month stresses the importance of being wary of emails, text messages or chat boxes that come from a stranger or someone you were not expecting. Think before you click on any suspicious emails, links or attachments and make sure to report any suspicious emails if you can!
1. Phishing and Ransomware Phishing is a tool and method attackers use to try and coerce people into clicking on a malicious site or download, potentially leading to a security issue. Ransomware is an especially dangerous consequence of falling for a phishing attempt.
2. Vishing Vishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of making phone calls or leaving voice messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to trick individuals to reveal personal information, such as bank details and credit card numbers.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has tip sheets to help you stay safe online including: