How to Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks


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What is Phishing?

Phishing is the act of falsely claiming to be an established and legitimate individual or enterprise for the purpose of convincing someone into sharing private information that can be used to inflict damage upon them (e.g., identify theft, financial theft) or a system they have access to. Phishing attacks can occur by email, phone, or text. Private information requested in phishing attacks often include usernames, account passphrases, credit card information, social security numbers, or bank account numbers. Phishing emails may also include URLs or attachments that when accessed download malware onto the target’s system.

If you believe your account has been compromised or if you wish to report a suspicious-looking email, refer to the Self-Reporting Spam and Phishes Knowledge Base Article.

How can you protect yourself from phishing attacks?

Keep the following security tips in mind:

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