These Clever Government Phishing Scams Can Quickly Ensnare Employees
Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their phishing techniques, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t like to turn to their old favorites sometimes and a classic scam is enjoying a new life right now: fake messages from supposed government entities. From unemployment-related sham emails to bogus health department surveys, cybercriminals are taking advantage of high email volumes, employee confusion and economic uncertainty to unleash a blizzard of phishing scams that mimic communications from government entities.
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Pandemic Pressures Amped Up Risk
Phishing exploded during the pandemic and it hasn’t slowed down. More than 70% of organizations around the world experienced a phishing attack in 2020. That’s an…