Digital Guardian has released an interesting infographic detailing how to avoid phishing attacks. Phishing attacks are one of the most common ways that computers are compromised and information is stolen. Be careful when clicking links on pop-up windows, disclosing personal information over the phone, or attachments/links in email messages!
Phishing attacks are by no means a new issue, but rather one that has plagued individuals and businesses for many years. In fact, the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that 58% of incidents involving compromised user credentials utilized phishing attacks. As these attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, it is of critical importance that end users and businesses learn some of the telltale signs of phishing and how to react when they are being targeted.