- Created: Monday, 29 June 2020
- Written by Ella Coles
A teacher at a school we support, forwarded to us a suspicious email from a student’s parent. It was a phishing email with a link to a website that looked identical to the school’s. But it was fake and requested the teacher’s username and password.
Ultimately the hackers would be trying to get control of the school’s servers, get fake invoices paid, divert salary payments, install ransomware etc.
We advised the teacher to delete the email, to advise the parent that their email had been hacked and to warn the other teachers.
This was a school, but it could just as easily be a business, a charity etc.
We offer security awareness training coupled with regular testing to improve your staff’s skills at recognising phishing attempts, and protecting your organisation from damage.
Contact us to protect your business from phishing.