Email is the Gateway to Unbearable and Crushing Phishing Scams

It is just a fact of business. Businesses are often wide open and vulnerable to any kind of vicious and manipulative attack. In the early days of the web, it often centered on a virus that changed the desktop to a skull (yes, this was a thing). Fast-forward nearly two decades and the web has evolved just a bit alongside the sinister innovators who work in its infrastructure. One big development is ransomware. A user will actually hijack the backend of a company and encrypt it so they cannot see it. From there, they will ask for a ransom to have their business contents unencrypted and returned to them. It is more than mischievous. It is downright malicious.

All of this returns back to the beginnings of the web. Most people communicated by email if they communicated on the web. Even all this time later email is still the primary form of communication. Email is, unsurprisingly, the main point of entry for ransomware of any kind.

Watch Every Email

Email has a tendency to accumulate and build up. Readers will sift through it quickly and, consequently, open up a bad one without giving it the proper due diligence. Of course, ransomware senders inherently know this, and they know they can manipulate the system to benefit their nefarious needs.

A lesson in this case is to be scrupulous and detail-oriented when communicating by email. The main point of entry for ransomware is an email attachment through phishing. It seems innocuous, but it is designed to appear this way. Ransomware senders will cloud their email titles with something common and mundane in a seeming effort to encourage someone to open it.

Train and Teach

A lesson only works in a place of business if everyone who has a say is also aware of the lesson. The above principles on email and security should be well-acknowledged by all staff members. To help secure the company infrastructure, many companies will deploy a hierarchy of accessibility. The realityof email usage should be expressed by everyone.

Businss leaders can post popular scams to their staff board. Everyone should be onboard to avoid a little email sneaking its way in and hijacking the entire backend of the business.