Phishing attacks are on the rise: Don’t take the bait!

Phishing attacks continue to be a major concern for organizations and consumers around the country.

It is imperative your institution continues educating your employees and consumers about these types of attacks, so you can all play a role in detecting and preventing these crimes.

What is a phishing attack, exactly?

Phishing Explained Simply

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

To perform these attacks, cybercriminals craft professional-looking and sounding communications – such as emails, social media messages, text messages, and phone calls – to trick individuals into providing private or financial information.


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