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Do Not Feed the Phish - Seton Hall University News & Events

We've all received an email at one time or another that boasted some outrageous claim; "You've Won! Click to claim your prize!"or "The IRS needs more information,"the list goes on. Emails such as these are referred to in the cybersecurity world as "phishing attempts."

While these obvious over-the-top emails continue to exist, cybercriminals have become smarter and savvier. They are employing social engineering tactics to persuade people into providing important information such as passwords, credit card information, and social security numbers in less obvious ways. The days of royalty promising big payouts in exchange for bank information has been replaced with cybercriminals posing as your bank to obtain the information they seek. Not only are scam emails becoming less recognizable, but social media and phones are now being utilized by cybercriminals as well.

With the amount of important information that is stored on computers, internet services, and websites, it is no...(continued)

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