Globe Public Advisory: Cybersecurity measures against COVID-19 scams — What is email phishing?

Globe would like to remind the public to be aware of phishing emails and malicious campaigns taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation to steal money and personal or corporate information, as well as infect computers.

Globe Public Advisory: Cybersecurity measures against COVID-19 scams -- What is email phishing? | Good Guy Gadgets

Globe Public Advisory: Cybersecurity measures against COVID-19 scams

Here are some cybersecurity measures to protect yourself from these scams:

• DO NOT open malicious email attachments or click on dubious links in messages. Check links by hovering on them before you click to determine where the actual URL leads to.

• Read emails and texts carefully and be on the lookout for red flags such as generic greetings, spelling, and grammatical errors.

• Be wary of any form of communication that asks for your personal information, account credentials, or PINs, most especially those that try to convey urgency to make you act on an impulse to enter your personal information.

• Be sure to get news/information from trusted and official social media news sites only.

What is an email phishing?

Globe Public Advisory: Cybersecurity measures against COVID-19 scams -- What is email phishing? | Good Guy Gadgets

Phishing is a type of social engineering attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, dupes a victim into opening an email, instant message, or text message.

The odds are that the email is an example of phishing, an attempt by scammers to trick you into providing personal or financial information that they can then use to steal money from your bank accounts, make fraudulent purchases with your credit cards, or take out loans in your name.

Phishing emails and text messages may look like they’re from a company you know or trust. They may look like they’re from a bank, a credit card company, a social networking site, an online payment website or app, or an online store.

Norton, a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety, gives detailed examples to help you identify email phishing scams. Click this link to learn more.

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Globe would like to remind the public to be aware of phishing emails and malicious campaigns taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation to steal money and personal or corporate information, as well as infect computers.

For more details, visit the Globe website today.