How to protect yourself from phishing attack?

Phishing is the simplest method of cyber attack and, at the same time more dangerous. In this method, Hacker tricks you to share your password, credit card number and other sensitive information. According to the survey held among 3 million of people, about 45% of people submit their information on phishing sites. Now a days social media become an easy place for hackers to get sensitive information.


In this article, I will tell you how you can identify those phishing links and ways to be safe from them.
So let’s gets started;

How to identify the phishing attack?

Now a days social networking sites have become a prime phishing target. Recognizing the phishing attempt isn’t always easy but a few tips, little discipline, and some common sense can protect you from falling into the trap. Let me tell you about types of phishing and how phisher use these methods.


1. Spear phishing
In this type of phishing, Hacker send mass emails and messages to as many user as possible. It needs pre-attacks to get name, job title, email . Spear phishing attacks a specific person or organization, often with content that is tailor made for the victims.


2. Clone phishing
In this type of phishing, Hacker make a copy or clone of official emails and sites. In those emails they replace the original link and attachment into malicious links. They clone the famous social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. and get peoples password and other personal information.


3. Phone phishing

In this type of phishing, The phisher calls you claiming himself as a local bank representative, the police etc. Next, they scare you with some sort of problems and insist you to clear up immediately. They asked you to share your account information or paying a fine. They ask you to send money with cards or wire transfer, so that it is impossible to track them.


How to protect yourself from phishing?

  1. Don’t open a email sent by a unknown sender.
  2. Don’t click on the link inside the email, if you are not sure where it is going.
  3. If you get a email from unknown source, navigate to the provided link by manually enter it into the browser.
  4. Don’t provide your personal information and sensitive information on those sites which starts with http://www…….
  5. Always use anti-malware security tool.
  6. Look out for digital certificate of a website.


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