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Be Alert This Easter for Phishing Attacks

Posted by: Jo Love
Category: Blog, IT Managed Services, IT Support

With Easter fast approaching, cybercriminals are also out hunting. We often seen a spike in online shopping related cyberattacks every time a public holiday approaches.

Here are a few examples of online scams that typically occur during the Easter period:

  • Emails and Easter-themed ecards from unknown senders that may contain malicious links.
  • Fake advertisements or shipping email notifications with attachments infected with malware.
  • Spam email messages and fake posts on social networking sites requesting support for fraudulent Easter-related causes

Take a read and see how these 3 Tips can protect your business (sorry for the Easter puns!):

1. Don’t let the hackers egg you on!

Social engineering phishing attempts use tactics such as urgency and fear to trick employees into divulging sensitive information or taking action that can compromise your network.

Ensure employees know how to recognise these tactics and avoid falling for them.

2. Don’t let cyber criminals crack your passwords

Weak passwords are an easy target for cybercriminals. Encourage employees to use strong, unique passwords that are difficult to guess.

For further information, read our latest tips and advice on creating safe password.

3. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Limit employee access to sensitive information on a need-to-know basis. Restrict access to data based on employees’ roles and responsibilities. This is called Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC).


And if you’re still getting cracked, get in touch with our IT Support team as we have a great range of cybersecurity including simulated phishing training, firewalls and email protect.

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