Think about the link

‘Think about the link’, it’s such an important phrase and one that you should be taking seriously!

It’s so important that when you receive emails and/ or text messages that you can verify the legitimacy of where they originated from, because hackers are becoming increasingly clever on how they ‘catch’ their victims.

Clicking links is an easy way for criminals to gain access to your personal information or your systems, the messages they send out can seem genuine, but are in fact fraudulent.

For example, emails originating from your bank or solicitor will never request personal details to be emailed and especially won’t contain any attachments or links into emails for you to input data.

Common phishing emails that scammers are sending is that a payment has failed and they require updated bank details, don’t let your business fall victim to this kind of scam.

All it takes is an employee to see the email, click the link and input data and the hackers have access.

Another example is requesting a password change, the link is clicked and a password is updated, which then enables the hacker to access your data/ network with potential passwords that are used for access.

There are many more ways that hackers can catch you out that the examples mentioned above, so it’s important that before you click links you are thinking about them.

If you are unsure whether your employees fully comprehend the dangers from clicking on links where they don’t know the origin, or if they are unaware of the implications clicking links and entering sensitive business data from scammers can cause to your business, please contact Data Installation & Supplies on 01274 869 099 or and we can discuss with you our simulated phishing campaigns.

Our phishing campaigns can be targeted at your whole organisation, or individual departments and you can customise the message accordingly.

Following the simulated Phishing campaign, you will receive a full report on the actions of your employees and you can then educate them accordingly, because:

  • Falling for fake login pages
  • Disclosing sensitive information
  • Not thinking before they click links
  • Opening attachments

Can all harm your business… Let DIS support your cyber security.