Phishing attacks, also known as phishing, are among the most common. In 2015, more than 2 million French people have even been victims according to a Phishing Initiative report.
The objective of this type of attack is to get hands on confidential data, mainly the access codes to your online bank. For this, cybercriminals employ two main methods:
Whether or not it's spam, here are some questions to ask yourself when you receive a message:
Good to know: no trusted establishment will ask you to communicate confidential information by email or SMS. If so, it is likely that you are facing a phishing attempt.
In any case, even if you think it is a legitimate message, do not forget to scan the attachments with your antivirus before downloading them. Your messaging is one of the main accesses to your digital equipment and its use therefore requires a minimum of vigilance.
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