6 Dangerous Types of Phishing Attacks You Need to Know About
1. Mass-Market Email
Mass-market emails are the most common phishing scams you'll see. Everyone has seen these and they come in different forms. They are usually easy to recognize. For this scam, you'll receive an email from a name you recognize, which will entice you to open it. It attempts to trick you into clicking a link that will result in your computer automatically downloading malware. This scam relies on email spoofing, where the email header is faked, making the message appear as if it was sent by someone you trust. Usually the spoofed email is a company that you may use, such as PayPal or FedEx. In most cases, there are typos in the email. Also, if you mouse over the embedded links, you'll see that they direct to a site that does not belong to the company.