Phishing can happen when you are not expecting, even at the office.
Scams that are related to phishing mails are gradually increasing even though the authorities concerned are taking actions against the perpetrators. It is becoming a challenging task for both the police force and FBI personnel to arrest these types of scammers since they target the innocent people from third world countries like Africa. Individuals those who get suspicious mails from the unknown people should immediately inform it to the government authorities. Scams that are related to phishing emails are gaining momentum and hundreds of offices that are functioning in the country of the USA are receiving mails from the scammers. These perpetrators will send either an attachment or link and try to extract maximum personal and financial information from the executives those who are working in the office.
Phishing mails that are sent by the criminals to the offices will look extremely formal and free of grammatical errors. Scammers will sent a wonderful phishing mail which will state "We observe that your computer system is extremely slow and the PC is suffering from file error and in order to fix the bug we request you to click the below link and download the diagnostic test tool free of cost". If the recipient downloads or clicks the menu, the scammers will steal the IP address, domain certificates and other such important data from the computer. The scammers will also send a mail which will state "We observe that new virus namely SLEEK25 has entered your computer system and is damaging your important files. In order to revalidate and upgrade your spam version we request you to provide your user id and password". If the office executives reciprocate with the user id and pw the scammers will hijack the important data from the computer system.
Phishing mails will look as if it is being sent by legitimate organization or individuals and the innocent people will not be able to sense the fraudulent approach at first site and only close observation will reveal that the mail is from the scamming world. Offices those who use computers round the clock should protect their important terminals and servers with antivirus software. IRS, FBI and other government authorities have warned the individuals and companies about the seriousness of phishing mails and have also advised the people to protect their important data properly.
Phishing phone calls are also becoming famous and many offices that are functioning in the USA are getting unsolicited calls from the scammers. Offices can report these types of unsolicited calls from foreign countries to US government authority immediately. Companies or offices those who receive phishing mails should immediately delete the mails from their folders and report the matter to the police. Offices can protect their valuable data when the follow the below mentioned guidelines:
- Permanently delete the phishing mails from the mail folder and thrash
- Never part sensitive information like financial and banking details to the third persons or scammers
- Escalate the matter to the police and cyber cell.
- Check whether other offices are also receiving these types of mails and caution those companies.
- Never encourage the scammers by replying or communicating through phones.