Three Holiday Themed Phishing Emails

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Email is the lifeblood of most businesses, and at this time of year the emails are coming thick and fast. While you’re busy working towards the end of the year, your staff are planning the end of year party, your suppliers and partners are thanking you for your business and your customers are trying to get their last minute questions answered.

This is just the sort of chaos that cyber attackers love to take advantage of. 

Think about the sorts of emails you’re expecting this time of year: last minute deals from your favourite brands, delivery notices and tax receipts for those gifts you purchased, invitations to end of year functions, thank-you messages from everyone you dealt with or would like to deal with you in the new year. Throw a couple of well-timed phishing emails into this mix and you'll have a recipe for disaster.

Here are three examples of phishing emails for you and your staff to keep an eye out for this time of year.

  Fake Shipping Notifications

Fake Shipping Notifications

  Fake Holiday Function Invitations

Fake Holiday Function Invitations

  Fake Charity Donations

Fake Charity Donations

 

If there’s one thing you can do to help avoid clicking on the wrong thing this time of year it’s this:

Stop & Think Before You Click


That little bit of time before you click on a link could make all the difference.

 

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