Journalist Deborah Knight delves into phishing attacks, the most common reported type of scam in Australia, in the second episode of Anatomy of a Scam.
Experts believe that one in every 99 emails sent is a phishing email.
This concerning fact, and the increasing prevalence of phishing attacks, set the opening scene for the second episode.
All those emails and texts urging you to click a link or ring a number – they’re all phishing attempts and usually have two main objectives, according to Nick Klein from CyberX.“Usually a phishing email is aiming to either get a user to open something that puts malware onto their computer to compromise it – we’re all familiar with dodgy email attachments,” he says.“The second way that phishing emails work is to try to get someone to click a link which will take you to a website, which again will either try to download something […]
Publication date: November 29, 2022
Gone phishing: How cyber criminals hook unsuspecting victims with scams
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