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Tip Sheet: Phishing
Last Updated 7 months ago

Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to infect your machine with malware and viruses in order to collect personal and financial information. Cybercriminals attempt to lure users to click on a link or open an attachment that infects their computers, creating vulnerability to attacks. Phishing emails may appear to come from a real financial institution, e-commerce site, government agency, or any other service, business, or individual. The email may also request personal information such as account numbers, passwords, or Social Security numbers. When users respond with the information or click on a link, attackers use it to access users’ accounts. Therefore, CISA has made the following tip sheet available to help you identify phishing attacks and prevent from becoming a cybercrimes victim.
Originally retrieved from National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Resources

Keywords: Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

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