• Stan Patey

This is a Test

Would you click the link in this email?

Email with link "network documents" from Stan

Pros

  1. It's from a known sender.

  2. The signature is familiar.

  3. The sender can be verified as the sender's actual email address.

Cons

  1. I wasn't expecting this message.

  2. There are no names listed in the "To:" field.

  3. I never got a message like this from the sender before.

  4. When I float my cursor over the hyperlink, I don't recognize the URL.








What if you did click it?

  • In a recent case, the link leads to a webpage where a form requested the user enter their email address and password to download documents.

  • Giving up email credentials unlocks your Mailbox, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams for the cybercriminals.

  • The bad guys will scan your entire mailbox for any passwords that they can use to access other personal information and accounts.

  • Within minutes, your contacts would receive a similar email apparently from you, and the scam is perpetuated.

This is a representation of an actual phishing attempt received by one of our clients this week. Education and multiple security layers, including Endpoint Detection and Response and Web Security Filtering, protected these users.


Protect Yourself from Phishing attacks

  1. When in doubt, throw it out.

  2. If it's an unexpected or strange email, call (don't email) the sender to confirm before clicking any link.

  3. Call your IT Helpdesk and ask them to review it.

Slingshot Information Systems provide Business Technical Support. If you need help with your business network, contact us for a free network security review.

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