🥂 🍾 It’s 2023, a new year. Unfortunately, that does not mean a slowdown in the attacks that target end-users like you. Social engineering attacks, which attempt to trick you into clicking a link, providing sensitive information on fake websites, or installing malicious software, were on the rise in 2022 and will continue to be a primary method used by cyber attackers in 2023.
🤔Why are these attacks on the rise?
🙀 Telling you that “attackers target users like you” is not meant to scare you. It is just the reality of the digital work in which we live and work. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from social engineering.
👉 Be vigilant. Always assume attackers are targeting you.
👉 Check URLs. Checking the URL before or after you click can tell you if a site is real.
👉 Trust your gut. If a request or action feels off, don’t do it.
👉 Ask for help. If you have questions or worry something is an attack, ask your manager or security team.
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