The other day at lunch, we saw yet another commercial asking people to "sell us your gold". As data security professionals, our conversation naturally turned to the various ways to convince people to give up their valuables. One of my coworkers mentioned that the gold commercial was a lot like a phishing email.
Do you know how to watch out for a phishing scam?
According to a new resource from Westfield Bank, "Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitiveinformation such as usernames, passwords and credit carddetails by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in anelectronic communication."
Westfield Bank's Safety Patrol has created this resource on Phishing as part of its Fraud Awareness Series. It contains some great tips to avoid being a victim of someone trying to steal your personal data through a phishing attack.
We also have tips on how not to look like a "phish" when sending email in our free Information Security eBook available for download:
What other scam attempts have you seen?
Jake Harris has held lead roles in Network Administration, Vulnerability and Forensics, and Disaster Recovery and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of numerous key projects and process changes at Westfield. In addition to a degree in Information Systems, Jake also holds several certifications, including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).