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Phishing – don’t take the bait!



Posted: April 29th, 2015

Phishing attacks are a growingly common problem for all IT users.  In these attacks innocent people are misled into downloading harmful malware onto their computer.  The harsh reality is that most of the time, the victims are unaware that this is even happening.

These viruses come through to your computer disguised as emails with attachments, they trick you into opening the attached documents thus inviting the malware in.  By opening these documents you are leaving all data on your system vulnerable to hackers who can take and re-use the personal or business information stored.

According to IT Governance, reports have shown that 156 million phishing emails are sent every day, with 15.6 million of these emails making it through our spam filters.  From this a staggering 800,000 recipients open the email with 80,000 of these people unintentionally handing over their information to hackers. (Source: here)

At David Allen IT Solutions News we can advise and install the correct anti-spam and anti-virus software for you and your business so you can rest assured that your details are protected from hackers.  For more information on phishing or installing anti-spam and anti-virus software call one of our experts on 01228 711888 or email solutions@davidallen-it.co.uk.
 

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