Phishing is the process of using a fraudulent website page, email or mobile app to trick an individual into going to a dummy website page and putting in their access login username and password – thus access is gained to company data, entire data processing server areas to bank or stock or bitcoin accounts to social media accounts and more. Phishing is a exponentially growing threat to the well being of executives, VIPs, celebrities and wealthy individuals. It can be a physical threat as well, considering that medical information can be accessed through phishing schemes that target health insurance accounts and other health-related accounts. Government programs and even top level data protection firms have been phished.
Last year, with the covid-19 pandemic, a string of natural disasters and the election contentions, the opportunity for phishing has exploded. People are stressed, and in that stress confusion and misperception can occur.
Part of our responsibilities to our clients is not only safeguarding them physically, but as well from all the other threats that can impinge on their mental and property well being. We take phishing threats very seriously, and work with our clients both didactically and practically to ensure they’re (or their team or families) are not caught up in phishing attacks.