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  • Writer's pictureTom Wyant

It's awards season, so here are the nominees for the most common phishing scam...

When it comes to keeping your business data safe, one thing is for sure: you must watch out for phishing emails.


So, what exactly is phishing? Think of it like this: it's a sneaky trick where an email pretends to be something trustworthy, like a message from a friend or a company you know. But really, it's like a wolf pretending to be a sheep. These emails often have links or files that can harm your computer or steal your information.


Why is it important to know about phishing? Well, the more you know, the better you can protect yourself. Let's examine the most common types of phishing emails from last year.


There are three main types:


  1. Major Themes: These are the most common. They often pretend to be about money, like fake invoices or urgent payment requests. They make up about 54% of attacks.

  2. Moderate Themes: These are a bit less common but still important. They might pretend to be documents or voicemails, trying to trick you into clicking on something harmful.

  3. Minor Themes: These are less common but still risky. They might pretend to be about benefits, taxes, job applications, or property.

So, why worry about phishing emails? Well, falling for one can cause big problems. You could lose money, have your data stolen, or even damage your company's reputation. That's why it's crucial to teach your employees about phishing and have strong cybersecurity measures in place.


Being aware and staying alert is critical. You can keep your business safe from online threats by staying informed, training your team, and using good security practices.


We're here to help keep your business safe. If you're not sure if you're fully protected, let's talk about it.

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