Phishing is a very real problem. Phishing is an attempt to get an email user to either install malware (software that can take over your computer), or to gather information that can be used for nefarious reasons. This can include having a user enter information into a form or email that then gives the bad guys that information. This could be signing into a bank account and transferring money (your money) to themselves (no longer your money at that point). It can be to collect user names so that they can install software that will encrypt your computer (then they charge you to decrypt it).
Here is a quick guide that we’ve developed to provided some tips to protect yourself.