It is important to learn how to spot a phishing email to keep your information and computer cyber secure.
Phishing sounds like 'fishing'. It is the act of trying to fish out or acquire your details, data or credentials. Phishing is considered a type of social engineering attack. Which means it is not just a simple random act; this entire scheme planned before perpetration. They sought for you and looked for your email in particular.
Based on your profile, you seem like an easy target for them. Phishing emails are rarely sent to a person with IT experience Because of how ineffective or dangerous it could be for the perpetrator. If they tried to phish a white hat hacker, it would end up bad for them. So what do they do instead? They go on Linkedin or Facebook and look for those professionals who work for large organizations. They target sales, marketing, human resources, and what have you. They are looking for people who are as far away to be as technical as possible. Chances are these people would never be able to identify a phishing email and fall prey to them quickly.
And if you continuously receive these types of deceiving emails, we are sad to say you are on a 'suckers' list in the dark web. These lists are up for sale, and those who create phishing emails buy these lists all the time and send an email campaign targeted specifically to these individuals. Truly horrifying stuff, we know.
Rather than explain to you what phishing emails are, let us show you how to spot them. If you know what to look for, they are relatively easy to find.
Look at the email address
Easy way to spot phishing emails
Always look at the email address of the sender before confirming anything!
Let's say you get an email that seems to be a marketing email from booking.com or <