Take this scenario, for example. An employee at your company could post on LinkedIn that they are going on a business trip to London. They might receive an email from someone impersonating a staff member from the same organisation but in a different department or higher up. The instinct is to respond to someone with more authority than the recipient, so they might not think it through. An example would be:
“Hey, whilst in London, we want to treat you to a nice meal. So, click on the link to see their menu, and let us know what you want to have. It’s on us!”
It would look legitimate, especially if it were coming from your boss. However, employees of any company must stay vigilant when clicking on any links in an email. It is easy to spoof an email to make it look like it came from a boss. Attackers will often utilise similar email layouts to that of the sales department or accounts as they can easily get an email from them to clone. Managed Security Training from Neuways helps businesses improve their security and ensures their employees and company do not fall victim to any phishing attack.
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