This is one of the easiest ways cyber criminals manage to gain access to your data and cause major damage.
All the patching, firewalls, antivirus and other various software become useless when your users fall victim to a social engineering attack. Here are two very real and dangerous examples from our J2 Cyber Security Centre’s findings:
1. Tax Invoice
The screenshot below shows an email that multiple clients were sent but because of the tools that we put in place; they were not delivered. The email urges you to open an attachment disguised as a Tax Invoice.
If you pay attention to the extension you would be able to tell that it is out of the ordinary, how would you pick this up? Because it is a .cab file and it should be a PDF or .zip file! If you open the attachment and the file you would unknowingly be installing malicious malware onto your computer, which in turn would infect the entire network.
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