Remote Work Phishing Scams.

What You Need to Know

With many people now remote working, phishing threats are targeting workers and preying on unfamiliar routines, technology learning curves and distracted employees.

Phishing Tactics are Increasing Everyday

Phishing emails are out there, bypassing technical safeguards and leveraging human vulnerabilities to infect your network.

They use social engineering tactics to trick you into opening and attachment, clicking a link to get credentials or downloading a malicious file.

Popular Examples

  • Virtual Meeting Platforms
  • Workplace Policy Emails
  • VPN/Password Updates
  • HR Communications

Helpful Remote Work Phishing Resources

Stay Cyber-Safe while Working Remotely

Examine the URL

If you click a URL that directs you to a login page, look at the URL to ensure it’s correct.

Keep Passwords Safe

Your IT Department won’t ask you for your password over email. Same goes for any reputable company.

john_smith
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Think Twice

Attackers will use emotional appeals. Stay calm and look closely at the email for grammar or typos.

Report It

If there’s a real threat, your security team won’t know unless you notify them. That’s true wherever your office is.

Remote Work Phishing Emails are Bypassing Email Gateways

Real Examples Caught by Cofense-powered Humans. Click Image to Enlarge.

PROOFPOINT EXAMPLES.

MICROSOFT EXAMPLES.

GATEWAY UNKNOWN.

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