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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Six Tips to Stop Phishermen

| Author: Check Point

Brian Kernighan once said, “If you don’t understand viruses, phishing, and similar cyber threats, you become more susceptible to them.” With cyber scams constantly increasing in sophistication, this statement is especially true today.

So, what exactly is phishing?

In a phishing attack, a hacker creates an email that appears to be legitimate and sends it to one or more individuals or employees. Their goal – trick users into clicking on a malicious link or attachment, or divulging login credentials through deceptive websites, allowing the thief to easily bypass defenses and giving them access the network or important business and financial assets.

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