How to Spot a Phishing Attack Email

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Have you ever been the victim of a “phishing” attack?  And no, we don’t mean the kind of fish you catch with a line and a pole.  Phishing attacks are electronically disguised emails that try trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know or do business with.  It is actually pretty easy to be fooled as it is one of the most common forms of cyber-attacks taking place today.  To that end, the folks over at Google’s Jigsaw blog created an interesting quiz where you can test your knowledge about what is and isn’t a real email.

“We created this quiz based on the security trainings we’ve held with nearly 10,000 journalists, activists, and political leaders around the world from Ukraine to Syria to Ecuador. We’ve studied the latest techniques attackers use, and designed the quiz to teach people how to spot them.”

Click here to take the Quiz – this is real and will help see if you can tell the real thing from a phishing email.

Click here to read the full story on Google’s Jigsaw blog.

 

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