Likewise, there are other factors that must be considered to avoid falling and being victims of these cyberattacks. It is important to look carefully at the origin of an email, whether it belongs to an individual or a company. If it is the case of the latter, it could not come from a free email account such as Gmail or Outlook. It is also important to mention that if these emails come from a legitimate organization, they do not usually make mistakes in their writing or have an absence of a corporate signature at the end of the communications, so the absence of it can already be considered a sign of fraud of which to suspect.
Furthermore, the emails may also contain links that may redirect to websites that are programmed for the spread of malware and / or theft of sensitive information. Attachments always represent a threat, so it is advisable not to open communications that contain extensions such as:
- .exe – The traditional Windows executable file.
- .vbs – Visual Basic Script file that can also be executed.
- .docm – Microsoft Word file with macros.
- .xlsm – Microsoft Excel file with macros.
- .pptm – Microsoft PowerPoint file with macros.
Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly difficult for users to identify and that increases the ease of cyber scam. If the necessary preventive measures are taken, being aware of how cybercriminals are evolving their techniques, it is possible to go one step further and reduce the risk of being the next victim and putting information at risk.
In the case of organizations and employees that exchange sensitive and / or confidential information on a day-to-day basis, it is important to establish corporate tools that include advanced security policies such as encryption, encryption, antivirus filters, etc. Tranxfer is the corporate tool for sending and receiving corporate files that applies these advanced security policies and that allows the organization to control, traceability and regulatory compliance of the files that enter and leave the company perimeter.
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