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Phishing

  1. 1. By: Rikhard Räihä
  2. 2. Content• General• Avoid Phishing• How to notice Phishing• Victim of Phishing• Sources
  3. 3. General• Phishing is used by criminals• Criminals try to trick people to give up their bank account information and credit card numbers etc.• Phishing usually comes in the form of e-mail• It usually says it is from a bank, and wants you to continue to another link and change your password or bank information etc.• The e-mails often appears to be authentic
  4. 4. General• Phishing is used for identity theft• They are after your personal information so that they can e.g. open a bank account in your name
  5. 5. Avoid Phishing• Don’t open unfamiliar e-mails• Never give up your personal information on web sites• Always check or contact the part that asks for your information
  6. 6. How to notice Phishing• In some cases it’s hard to tell the difference between a legitimate or a phishing e-mail• In most of the cases you can detect many spelling errors in a phishing e-mail• Usually there is a link they want you to follow, if the link directs you to another page then promised then it’s probably a Phishing web site
  7. 7. Victim of Phishing• Contact the place you gave information about• Contact your bank• If possible change password
  8. 8. Sources• http://www.securelist.com/en/threats/spam?chapter=85• http://banking.about.com/od/securityandsafety/a/phishingscams.htm

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