Have You Ever Received an Email Requesting Confidential Information from Your Boss or Co-Worker?
Don’t hit send just yet! Hackers are able to create mock emails and send them from what appears to be your boss’ email address. In this email, they’ll request confidential information such as banking numbers, social security numbers and passwords. Whatever you do, don’t send it to them!
Don’t let this happen to you. Here’s What You Can Do:
- Verify with the person who sent the email. If your boss wanted the banking information, give him a call to verify he’s the one who sent the email.
- Encrypt your email or password protect your files. When you send the information, do not include an encryption key or the password. If it’s a hacker, than more likely they won’t be able to access the information.
- Report it to your IT department. In order to prevent this from happening, send the email to your IT department. They’ll look into the matter further.
- Attend security breach trainings. This is the best way to learn how to spot a phishing email. With this training, they’ll always add new threats so you’ll be prepared for whatever comes your way.