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Email phishing: the 3 most common techniques

by Aug 6, 2019Cybersecurity

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I state that email phishing & receiving scams are almost a daily occurrence in 2019.

Cybercriminals are always finding better ways to bypass IT security systems no matter how good your IT system is.

As such, email phishing is the new norm.

In this article we’re going to outline the three most common email phishing techniques cybercriminals use so you know what to look out for and don’t get caught out.

Number 3 on the list is something you should make your colleagues and associates aware of as it’s becoming more common and becoming a victim of this attack is highly likely.

1 Spoofing

Email spoofing is when a cybercriminal sends out a mass email to an extensive list of email addresses pretending to be from another sender. An excellent example of this which we see regularly is emails that have been designed to appear to come from well-known technology companies.

These include:

  • Microsoft Office 365