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Phishers are personalizing their attacks
We wanted to bring your attention to a newer tactic being used by hackers targeting municipalities. By researching the names and other details of staff who work at municipalities, the attackers are able to create even more realistic and personalized phishing messages, with the goal of convincing users into wiring money or divulging sensitive information.
It’s important to remain vigilant against these types of attacks, as they can be difficult to identify. That’s where TRINUS’s range of comprehensive IT services, paired with education and training, often help out the most. We offer a wide range of services to help against these attacks including:
- Strict spam filtering: The first line of defense, our spam filter is designed to catch fraudulent emails and prevent them from reaching your inbox in the first place.
- Advanced detection: In additional to spam filters, phisher’s messages also need to evade our advanced impersonation detection system, which can alert you if an email appears to be from a legitimate source but is actually a fake.
- Education: Finally, but perhaps most crucially, is cybersecurity training. Proper education for your staff is essential, and helps them recognize and avoid falling victim to phishing attacks. What’s more, our training program can be customized to meet the specific needs of your municipality.
Phisher’s tactics are always evolving, and so should your defenses. Help protect yourself, your staff, and your business with the latest cybersecurity defenses and training. Contact us to learn more about how we can help protect your municipality against these and other online threats.
The TRINUS Team