What is phishing
What and why do I need to pay attention to phishing
Phishing is a cybercrime using social engineering to cause a user to perform a dommageable action or disclose sensitive information.
It can be carried out in multiple ways, it can be carried out by many means of communication such as emails, SMS, by phone call ..
While phishing has long been a tool for criminals, the recent rise in cyber threats and the ubiquity of mobile devices have made it impossible for consumers to ignore. In addition to giving users false assurance or incorrect information about their finances, phishing attacks can also disrupt businesses’ financial system by diverting customer resources from non-financial tasks, like billing calls or emailing customer service employees.
The days of obvious phishing emails with misspellings are over, now the attacks are more and more sophisticated and targeted. The targets are easily identifiable on Linkedin and the email and the link are visually identical to what the user is used to.Phishers can, for example, ask HR to change an employee’s bank account,to provide confidential information, to pay a false invoice, to enter the passwords + MFA of the company’s drive/email, etc.
3.4 billion phishing emails are sent out each day worldwide.
Around 94% of cyber attacks are carried out through emails