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News 16th of April 2020 By Stijn Crevits

Beware of corona cyber criminals: how to recognise a phishing email

Beware of corona cyber criminals: how to recognise a phishing email

How can you recognise a phishing email?

  1. +Be vigilant when reading emails. Is the sender questionable? Is the domain (or rather: the portion following the @ symbol) questionable? Is the context questionable? What is the purpose of the email?
  2. +Never click on a link without checking it. Check whether the link leads to a legitimate site by hovering your mouse pointer over the link or button. Does the link direct you to the site that you expected?
  3. +Exercise caution with attachments. It is not generally necessary to enable macros (e.g. in a Word document) or other scripts (e.g. exe or. vbs) to view documents.
  4. +Trust your instincts. Is the email designed to elicit a powerful emotional response? Then take a break and review the email once you have collected your thoughts.

What can you do to protect yourself from phishing emails?

Disclaimer
We base our advice on current legislation, interpretations and legal doctrine. This does not prevent the administration from being able to challenge it or to change existing interpretations.
Stijn Crevits
Stijn Crevits