Beware of these 10 email phishing subject lines


Want to keep your PC or network safe from phishing attacks. Then beware of these 10 email phishing subject lines, as they can not only prove notorious (by spreading malware infection to PCs) but can be used to drain down your bank accounts.

1.)    Password check or change of password is required immediately
2.)    A delivery attempt was made
3.)    Press release to all employees
4.)    deactivation of service- Your immediate attention needed
5.)    Bluedart/FedEx/UPS label delivery
6.)    Official data breach notification
7.)    New company policies
8.)    Security Alert
9.)    Revised vacation and sick time policy
10.)    Unusual sign-in activity

Emails suggesting that someone has requested to follow you/ liked your photo/ has mentioned your tweet handle in their tweets are also considered to be notorious.

The subjected lines mentioned here are those who have passed through the corporate filters and landed in the inbox of various users.

How to react when you receive such emails
•    Just mark them as spam if your feel suspicious right from reading the subject lines
•    Hover over the links provided in the email before clicking on them directly
•    Usage of anti-malware solutions makes sense
•    Disable macros to avoid ransomware attacks
•    Never click on unsolicited email attachments
•    Educate yourself and peers on the social engineering attacks happening in the real world
•    Check the Federal Trade Commissions scan alerts on a regular note where you’d find the latest news alerts on the latest security happenings in the cyber landscape.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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