Social engineering attacks by cybercriminals are pointed attempts to trick individuals by creating and sending fake emails, making misleading phone calls that appear to be from an authentic source, or sending phony text messages from well-known entities such as a business you use or colleague. The email might ask you to confirm personal account information such as a password or prompt you to open a malicious attachment that infects your computer with malware or compromises your business email account.
Phishing emails are one of the most common online threats, so it is important to be aware of the tell-tale signs and know what to do when you encounter them. It's not always as easy as it looks. Attackers have become more sophisticated at making their phishing attempts seem legit. Try taking Googles Phishing Quiz and see if you spot all the fakes. We hope this quiz creates a fun way for you and your co-workers to learn about some of the most common phishing tricks.