Phishing is the preferred tool of cybercriminals, accounting for 93 percent of all breaches, which are conducted predominantly over email (2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report). In a phishing attack, someone masquerades as a trustworthy source in an attempt to bait a user to surrender sensitive information, such as a username, password, or credit card number. Another way to look at phishing is as a door where a hacker picks the lock and a phisher convinces the user to let them in.
The three most common types of phishing attacks on small businesses are:
Next week, we will discuss another top cybersecurity threat for self-storage operations: ransomware.
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