What Is Phishing?
Phishing emails often try to trick you into clicking on a malicious link or opening a malicious attachment which will infect your computer with malware. Malware is malicious software that gives access to the attacker to steal information from your computer, block access to your files or other undesirable actions. Links contained within phishing emails may also ask you to provide your personal information (social security number, credit card or banking information, passwords, answers to security questions, etc.) which can then be used by the attacker.
For example, a criminal may send you an email that appears to be from CYBER ONE SOLUTIONS, LLC., when in fact that email may include a malware attachment or a link to a fake website asking for your personal information. If you receive such an email, do not open it or any attachment contained within it. Notify your information security team immediately.
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