Phishing scams are one of the most common and devastatingly effective cyber-attacks one can suffer. The effectiveness of phishing scams lies in their simplicity, as well as their unerr-ing ability to prey on the weak spots of human nature.
In fact, a phishing scam is little more than a conventional con, in which a con artist disguis-es themselves in plain sight, posing as a trustworthy person to catch you off guard and target your blind spots without you knowing.
Sadly, despite their simplicity, phishing scams consistently find victims, because they are incredibly difficult to spot, especially if you are distracted or simply a trusting person.
Although it is bad enough if you personally fall victim to a phishing scam, it is arguably far worse to let it happen to your business – whether you work for it or own it.
This is because, if you work within an organization, you could unwittingly let a scammer in-side the company via your email contacts,…