The Cyber-Monday advertisements are in full swing! Although many retailers offer great deals and send legitimate emails, the Cyber-Shopping season creates the perfect storm for SPAM and Phishing Scams. To help mitigate the risk of these and other types of cyber-attacks, follow these few, simple “Safe Surfing” practices:
Be aware that email is the #1 deployment method for cyber-attacks.
Slow down and read the email preview information before clicking attachments or links.
Do not open ANY attachments or links from unsolicited email senders, even if you know them.
Hover over email links to reveal the URL. The URL may not be what the link says it is.