The Dangers of Phishing Emails While Working Remotely
Phishing emails have always been an issue, but now that more people are working remotely, they have become more common. Phishing emails are tricky because not only can they come directly from suspicious senders, but also from a familiar email address. If someone you know gets hacked, the malware would automatically send you an email from their email address. It’s a dangerous chain that can affect many users, systems and companies all over.
The best way to avoid a phishing scam is to be aware of the types of emails that could be dangerous to you and/or your system.
These emails can include the following:
- Request for your financial information
- Confirmation of your personal information
- Grammatical and spelling errors
- Threatening language or trying to cause you panic
- Sent from a suspicious email address
- Request you to click a link
- Have a suspicious attachment
- Ask you to change your password or confirm credentials
Hackers know it can be more challenging to keep your systems secure while working remotely, since you are away from your coworkers and typical working environment. Don’t let them zero in on these vulnerable times! Keep these valuable tips in mind.
CATS Technology Solutions Group has a team of knowledgeable, certified cybersecurity experts who are able to watch over your systems all day and night. These hackers won’t stand a chance!
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