April 7, 2011 Miami FL: KRAA Security Whitepaper on Phishing Countermeasures. In the wake of the massive Epsilon personal data breach announcement(http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-04-04-epsilon-hacking-poses-phishing-threat.htm) this week that informed millions of customers that their name and email address had been attacked and compromised, KRAA Security has published a free Information Security Whitepaper on how Phishing attacks occur and how to prevent the attacks. Gary Bahadur, KRAA Security CEO said “Since the Epsilon data breach is garnering a lot of attention this week and our customers that were affected asked us for additional guidance on awareness and training, we felt it necessary to distribute our normal KRAA Security Bulletin guidance on sensitive issues of the day to a broader audience that discusses the recommended future actions that consumers and end users should consider as appropriate countermeasures in the wake of this data breach.”
The KRAA Security Whitepaper outlines what a Phishing attack is and provides sound guidance on how consumers and end users can avoid becoming a victim of the attackers. “In the coming months we may see a large amount of phishing attacks at our personal email accounts.” Bahadur continued. “Phishing attacks will not stop because it is the nature of the bad guys to try this process over and over until they can harvest some success just like a day of fishing at a lake. The Epsilon data breach could be followed by weeks and months of suspicious and dangerous phishing activities aimed at targeting end consumers.” Bahadur pointed out some simple guidance on how to prevent phishing attacks:
1) Never give out your password to anyone that you do not implicitly trust
2) Never send your password or account information over email – top brands and companies will not ask for this legitimately
3) Always open up your account pages directly in a browser rather than clicking on an email link
4) Always use anti-virus and anti-malware software on your computer to help spot phishing attacks
5) Do not click on shortened URLs that appear to be suspicious
6) Do not click on links in social media posts or comments from people you do not trust
“These simple rules should help you thwart the potential phishing attacks that may increase as a result of his recent data breach.” Bahadur concluded.
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