What is Phishing?

January 11, 2019 | By Comodo
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Phishing or Phishing attack is a type of social engineering attack carried out by the online criminals who send out fraudulent communications to users to steal their personal details, such as login credentials, bank account details, and debit or credit card numbers. The Phishing attacker masquerades as a trusted entity tricks their victims into opening a fraudulent email, instant message, or text message that appear to be coming from a reputable source.

The receiver is then duped into clicking a malicious link, which can lead to the installation of malware. The malicious software freezes the computer as a part of ransomware attack or fakes them to disclose the sensitive data.

what is phishing?

Phishing is the deadliest type of cyber attack that everyone should know to stay protected because an attack can leave the user devastated. When it comes to individuals, this might include unapproved purchases, the stealing of funds, or identity theft. In governmental or corporate networks as a part of a larger attack, the phishing attack helps to gain a strong foothold. In the worst scenario, an organization compromised by an attacker through phishing may incur critical financial losses, declining market share, consumer trust, and reputation. Based on the phishing attack it may escalate into a security incident from which a company will have a tough time recovering.

Types Of Phishing

Phishing is the method by which fraudulent information is sent to victims which appears to arrive from the legitimate sources. Mostly, the attackers chosen mode of delivering the infection is through email because it is more effective. The purpose is to rob the user of their sensitive data like credit card and login information or to install malware on the victim’s machine.

Tricky Messages – These messages are aimed at faking the user into disclosing valuable data — often a username and password that the online criminal can use to breach a system or account. For example, when the user clicks on a link in the message, it redirects to a malicious site created to mirror the original webpage, and then cunningly makes the user enter their username and password. The online fraudster now has the access to login to the victim’s account.

Download malware – Phishing emails aim to get the victim’s computer infected with malware. The attached files often.zip files, or Microsoft Office documents that have embedded malicious code. The most common form of malicious code is ransomware.

How to prevent phishing email attacks Using Comodo Dome Anti-spam?

Comodo Dome Antispam prevents email phishing effectively indifferent of the format, content or language of the message. This will, in turn, increase the employee efficiency in an organization. The smart analysis approach of Comodo Dome Anti-spam offers instantaneous and continuous protection at times of outbreaks. And on the brighter side, it is easy to set up in minutes. With an instinctive design interface, it offers ongoing spam management simple and straight-forward.

The Comodo Dome Antispam is efficient enough to prevent phishing emails, and infected attachments from reaching your inbox. In a company, a user’s erroneous double-click on a phishing email may put the corporate at risk. Comodo Dome Antispam defense mechanism comprises a built-in containment technology and uses excellent spam filters, and content analysis engines to recognize and prevent unsolicited emails from reaching the network.

Key Features Of Comodo Dome Antispam

Security and Usability: Users can open, execute, and use email attachments without any hesitation as there is no risk of infection from malicious files.

Granular Control: The centralized control and group-based email policies guarantees system and network safety.

Flexible Deployment:  Make use of the one that befits your inadequacy – Available on single-tenant, on-premises, and multi-tenant hosted.

Comodo’s patented containment technology blocks spam emails from entering the network and successfully wards off other infiltration attempts through its signature-based anti-spam software. The infected files are treated in a defined operating system environment, thus controlling the resources and the spread of infection.

If you are in search of a good free spam blocker software solution, look no further that Comodo Dome Anti-spam!

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