Email Threats > 3 types to watch out for
Malicious Email: Contain attachments or links that are disguised as documents, voicemails, e-faxes or PDFs, malicious email attachments are designed to launch an attack on the victim's computer when the attachment is opened. E.g.
- New Voice Mail- These emails say that you have a new voicemail and there is a link to click on to listen. If you donít typically get your voicemails by email you will know it is a scam. And if you do get your voicemails by email but one comes with a different format it is most likely malicious.
A fraudulent scheme performed by a dishonest individual, group, or company and is designed to deceive and defraud email recipients, often for monetary gain. E.g.
- Emails warning you off your domain name expiring. There are a lot of fake registrars and fake invoices that appear to be real. Please contact us if you have any questions about Domain Name renewal emails that might come in. NOTE: these fake invoices also come in by snail mail.
Generally, a phishing campaign tries to get the victim to hand over sensitive information. These messages aim to trick the user into revealing important data ó often a username and password that the attacker can use to breach a system or account. E.g.
- PayPal email trying to lure users into entering their login credentials on a fake sign in page. This email includes a PayPal logo that reinforces the legitimacy.