More Facts About Phishing
Ok, so you know the basics about phishing – but how can you prevent yourself from being one of the unlucky ones?
With around 60 million emails sent each day with the intention of phishing information from the recipient, good quality email filtering software is needed. Such tools are available for Outlook, Thunderbird and other popular tools; if you use Gmail or Hotmail, this functionality is built in to the service.
Also, look out for emails that concern popular subjects in the news, such as ecological and/or humanitarian disasters. Phishers will target you any way they can, and this includes appealing to your good nature.
An increase in average losses has coincided in recent years with a decrease in the number of recovered losses. This might indicate that the fraudsters are winning, but remember that each year more and more people begin shopping and banking online.
With these facts in mind, you should change your online behaviour.