‘Tis the season, to STEAL YOUR INFO… fa-la, la-la-la, la, la-la-la!’
Not the happy holiday greeting you expected? We hate to break it to you, but the Grinch is at large! With retail sales at their highest, this is the time of year when identity theft is common, and you need to protect yourself, your clients, friends, colleagues, and everyone with whom you communicate. Nobody is going to do it for you, and in fact nobody can provide you 100% protection from the biggest danger to your private information: YOU!
Not familiar with the term “phishing attacks?” These types of attacks are any attempt by a scammer to get you to divulge private information like credit card details, account details, or passwords. You may have received emails with weird links and subject lines, odd popups on a PC, or even a phone call asking you for information. A lot of times these schemes look legitimate, but don’t be fooled.
All right, now that we’ve said it, and hopefully scared you out of your digital skin, here are five very important measures you can employ i-m-m-e-d-i-a-t-e-l-y to protect yourself, your business, and prevent phishing attacks.