Common Types of Recent Phishing Emails to Look out For

Contributed by David Balaban

The present-day cybercriminals often opt for social engineering to achieve their malevolent goals. The reason is obvious – it turns out that manipulating humans is just as effective as exploiting code vulnerabilities to hack into computer systems. Plus, it’s a no-brainer. All it takes is tailoring a trustworthy-looking email and sending it out to as many users as possible. By opening the attached files or clicking on embedded links, gullible recipients run the risk of catching viruses or exposing their online identity to theft.

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