Have you ever heard of phishing? It is a type of cyberattack that is becoming more common. Phishing consists of sending messages, either via email, SMS, instant messaging or even social networks, in which they mimic the identity of any known organization to gain access to our most confidential information (passwords, bank details...) by encouraging you to click on a link that redirects you to a fake page.

Phishing attacks, are increasingly sophisticated and convincing and confuses users to compromise their own security.

These cybercriminals use many excuses to capture our attention and redirect us to fraudulent websites that pretend to be legitimate: urgent updates, packages that you have not requested but need to collect as soon as possible, notices of a last payment, the bank asking you to change your password and so on...

Find out below, how to detect and deal with these types of attacks and avoid being a victim.

  • Verify that the email address is really from the person or organization that sent it to you.

  • Distrust any message requiring immediate action or offering some sort of bargain.

  • Check that the page to which the link redirects you is authentic before providing your data.

  • Always verify the email

  • Distrust bargains

  • Check the authenticity of bargains