Phishing attacks aim to steal or damage sensitive data by deceiving people into revealing personal information like passwords and credit card numbers. Provided in this website is an opportunity to walk through a live phishing simulation without any compromise of data.enter the simulation
Phishing attacks come from scammers disguised as trustworthy sources and can facilitate access to all types of sensitive data. As technologies evolve, so do cyberattacks. Learn about the most pervasive types of phishing.
Uses tactics like false hyperlinks to lure email recipients into sharing personal information.
Involves planting malware disguised as a trustworthy attachment in an email.
Targets specific individuals by exploiting information gathered through research into their lifes. Often customized.
Hackers target higher ups such as business executives or celebrites to steal login credentials or other information.
Combining "SMS" and "phishing" this involves sending text messages disguised as trustworthy communication from popular companies.
Attacks from false call centers trick users into providing sensitive information over the phone.
Attackers are skilled at manipulating their victims into giving up sensitive data by concealing malicious messages and attachments in places where people are not very discerning (for example, in their email inboxes). It’s easy to assume the messages arriving in your inbox are legitimate, but be wary—phishing emails often look safe and unassuming. To avoid being fooled, slow down and examine hyperlinks and senders email addresses before clicking.
Bad actors use psychological tactics to convince their targets to act before they think. After building trust by impersonating a familiar source, then creating a false sense of urgency, attackers exploit emotions like fear and anxiety to get what they want. People tend to make snap decisions when they’re being told they will lose money, end up in legal trouble, or no longer have access to a much-needed resource. Be cautious of any message that requires you to “act now”—it may be fraudulent.
Bad actors fool people by creating a false sense of trust—and even the most perceptive fall for their scams. By impersonating trustworthy sources like Google, Wells Fargo, or UPS, phishers can trick you into taking action before you realize you’ve been duped. Many phishing messages go undetected without advanced cybersecurity measures in place. Protect your private information with email security technology designed to identify suspicious content and dispose of it before it ever reaches your inbox.
Check the sender's email address before opening a message—the display name might be a fake.
Spelling mistakes and poor grammar are typical in phishing emails. If something looks off, flag it.
Hover over hyperlinks in genuine-sounding content to inspect the link address.
If the email is addressed to “Valued Customer” instead of to you, be wary. It’s likely fraudulent.
Check for contact information in the email footer. Legitimate senders always include them.
Fear-based phrases like “Your account has been suspended” are prevalent in phishing emails.
Provided by Python's Vanguard, is a phishing simulation that you may walk through entering unsenstive information experiencing what it would be like to "click the link" that your IT department always tells you not. Exercise caution as you would any site and avoid entering personal information.