A massive number of people around the globe have fallen prey to phishing scams in the last year or so. Even computer savvy people fall victim to such scams.
Two recent phishing campaigns aimed at the JP Morgan Chase Bank customers claimed to include credit card statements and warned recipients that their account access had been restricted due to unusual activities. The motive was clear: to lure victims to click on a malicious link and obtain their account credentials.
The nature of both attacks was to convince the recipients that the JP Morgan Chase bank was reaching out to them for suspicious activities on their accounts. Sneaky cybercriminals know how to press the right buttons, and use social engineering tactics to make their assaults successful. The subject lines, sender names, and content of the email all convey a sense of legitimacy as well as urgency, encouraging recipients to act quickly. Another important aspect is brand impersonation. These emails use the same branding, style, and layout as that of the legitimate emails creating the perfect phishing scam.
Now the question is how to protect yourself from these scams? The answer is simple – strengthen your email security with IronCAP X. Organizations should enhance their email security with end-to-end, quantum-safe email encryption and digital signatures to better detect malicious activities.
IronCAP X, is a proven secure, end-to-end, quantum-safe email encryption software that will let you authenticate and digitally sign your email. Recipients will know it’s a legitimate email if it’s coming from an IronCAP X user in their contacts. For added security, the email is encrypted and can only be decrypted by the designated recipient. It is time we educate ourselves on email security and take measures to prevent data loss.