Phishing Attacks: What Are They And How To Prevent Them?

phishing attacks

Phishing Attacks: An Overview

  • Divulge sensitive information
  • Wire money to the phishers
  • Download malicious attachments
  • Install malware on their device
  • Distribute malware to other devices in the network
  • Unauthorized purchases and so on.
  • Ransomware attacks
  • Data and identity theft
  • Gaining unauthorized access
  • Blackmail and extortion
  • Advanced persistent threats to networks
  • Espionage

How Does Phishing Work?

Types of Phishing Attacks

  • Email phishing scams: Fraudulent messages sent out to random users in bulk through email.
  • Spear phishing: Highly targeted type of phishing, attacking specific users.
  • Whaling: Big fish such as CEOs or other high-level executives are targeted based on in-depth profiling.
  • Smishing: Fraudulent SMS alerts in this phishing attack
  • Vishing: Phishing orchestrated using phone calls or other voice-based media.
  • Pharming: The victims are redirected to fraudulent websites using DNS cache poisoning.
  • Social media phishing: Social media platforms are used for this attack type.

How to Prevent Phishing?

1. Extensive and Continuous User Education

2. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

3. Effective Password and Access Management Policies

4. A Next-Gen WAF

5.Security Testing

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