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Tips From IT Services: How to Avoid Phishing Attacks

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Although technological advancement is great news for the business world, it’s also great news for the online “bad guys” who are constantly looking for new ways to attack your company. Luckily, you don’t have to give up on your tech just because there are threats out there. All you’ve got to do is know what to look for and how to avoid it–and IT services makes that easier than ever.

The Right Ally

IT services can offer a lot to your business, but the priority of any good provider is security–especially network security. Of course, security isn’t something you focus on for a few days and then “solve;” it’s something that needs to grow and change with your business and with the advancement of online threats, meaning that your security protocols can never rest. The good news is that, with an IT services provider, you have an ally who can help identify the latest threats and tell you how best to avoid them. That way, you’re ready for whatever the digital bad guys can throw at you.

What to Know

Here are some of the most common types of phishing attacks (and how to avoid them)!

  • Malware Phishing

Malware phishing is just what it sounds like: it uses bugs or viruses to infect your machines and steal your info. The best way to avoid malware phishing is to have very clear protocols on avoiding unknown emails, senders, and links.

  • Whale Phishing

“Whale phishing” is when hackers impersonate a CEO or company executive to get lower-level employees to send money or information. To avoid this threat, make sure your employees know how to spot a suspicious email or message, even from a trusted source.

  • Spear Phishing

This type of attack targets personal information and then uses it to create a message that looks legitimate. Generally, the idea is that you’ll see your name or personal data and want to know more–but remember, never click a suspicious link or open a message from an unknown sender.

These phishing attacks can be a huge problem, but with IT services on your side, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Contact us today to see what IT services can do for you!

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