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  • Writer's pictureTom Wyant

Is that email safe to read or a scam phishing for your personal info?

Imagine this: You're going about your day, checking your emails like usual, when suddenly you see a message from a company you trust. You think, "Awesome! This must be safe to read." But wait a minute... something's off about this email.


It turns out, it's not from the company you trust at all. It's actually a sneaky trick from cyber criminals. They're trying to get you to click on dangerous links or give away sensitive information. This scam is called "SubdoMailing," and it's really risky.


Here's the deal: Just like regular phishing scams, these cyber criminals pretend to be trusted brands. But here's how they do it: They search the internet for subdomains of big companies. You know, those extra parts in a web address before the main website? Like "experience.trustedbrand.com." That "experience" part is the subdomain.


They find a subdomain that the brand isn't using anymore, but it still links to an outside website that's not registered anymore. Then they buy that website and set up a scam page.


So, when you think you're clicking on "experience.trustedbrand.com," you're actually being sent to "scamwebsite.com" without even knowing it.


These cyber criminals are sending out millions of emails every day, targeting people just like you who work in businesses.


And because these emails seem like they're from a real company, they often slip past normal security checks and end up in your inbox.


Here's some advice to keep you and your data safe:

  • Be careful with any emails that seem suspicious. If something seems off, it probably is.

  • Before clicking on any links or opening attachments, double-check who the sender is. Look for things like spelling mistakes or weird email addresses.

  • Make sure your team knows about the latest phishing tricks and how to spot a scam. Knowing a little bit about this stuff can go a long way in protecting your company.

  • Think about investing in really good security software. It might seem like a lot of money, but it's worth it to keep those cyber criminals away.

And remember, if you need any help with your email security or anything else, just reach out. We're here to help.

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