If a link looks a little off, think before you click it. That link could be an attempt to get sensitive information or install malware on your machine. Phishing is one of the most common types of malware and people often fall victim to these attacks.
If you are a state employee, you can use the orange hook at the top of your email to report suspicious information. Our team of dedicated cyber-experts can investigate and let you know if it is safe!
It could be a text message or even a phone call. They may pretend to be your email service, your boss, your bank, a friend...The message may claim it needs your information because you’ve been a victim of cybercrime.
And they may try to get you to run malicious software, also known as malware. Sadly, we are more likely to fall for phishing than we think.
If it’s a link you don’t recognize, trust your instincts and think before you click. We all need to Phight the Phish!
To learn more about avoiding phishing and social engineering attempts visit https://www.cisa.gov/uscert/ncas/tips/ST04-014.