You have been PHISHED!
The email you received was sent as part of the Cyber security awareness and was safe. However, if it was a real phishing email the hacker would now: have your login credentials and be working to extract all possible data from Eswatini Mobile. The worst-case scenario would be that the hacker installs a ransomware that will render the business inoperable.
Phishing is a type of social engineering where an attacker sends a fraudulent message designed to trick a human victim into revealing sensitive information to the attacker or to deploy malicious software on the victim’s infrastructure like ransomware.
Here are Phishing tips:
- Be on the lookout for suspicious emailsor text messages. Legitimate, responsible companies will never solicit personal information over email.
- Don’t click on attachments Including malicious attachments that contain viruses and malware is a common phishing tactic. Malware can damage files on your computer, steal your passwords or spy on you without your knowledge.
- Look for misspellings and poor grammar in emails. These are red flags for phishing scams.
- Confirm that the name and the email address are consistent
- Be suspicious of messages that contain threats, request urgent action, or create fear.
- Don’t give out passwords or other personal information to anyone via email.
- Report any suspiciousemails to a manager or the IT department.
This was an authorised and monitored simulation conducted by the Information security.