Day 2 – Phishing – Hackers hacking humans.

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Source: www.codeinstein.com

Phishing and Social Engineering

What is Phishing and Social Engineering?

It’s highly likely that you have experienced a phishing attack at home or at work, via email or other communication methods. Hopefully you have noticed that it’s not genuine and ignored or deleted it.

But how bad can these phishing emails be? And why would anyone target you?

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blogs.mcafee.com

The attackers design these phishing campaigns to target your human nature, trying to manipulate your actions to benefit themselves or a third party. This is social engineering where attackers attempt to control or hack human behaviours. The usual method of phishing is the use of emails, enticing their target to give away valuable information. This kind of information could be devastating when used in the wrong hands.

For further information, come on down to the Infosec table

The location of our Infosec table is listed below, the table will be manned from 1pm till 2pm.

Tuesday – Roland Levinsky Building, Ground Floor near the lecture theatres
Wednesday – Plymouth University library, Main entrance
Thursday – Plymouth University library, Main entrance
Friday – Roland Levinsky Building, Ground Floor near the lecture theatres

Extra Phishing information and help

Microsoft Phishing Help

Actionfraud Phishing Help

Plymouth University Phishing Line

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