With Christmas fast approaching we have all noticed a distinct increase in emails which may not be genuine.  These phishing emails can pose a serious threat to your cyber security.


So what are phishing emails?

Definition : Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

The increase in online shopping means that all of us receive more and more emails which may seem genuine, however it is crucial that you pause and consider various factors before opening or clicking on any links.

William Duncan (IT Solutions) have put together a very helpful Factsheet (click on the factsheet to download pdf) which highlights some of the ways you can detect a phishing email.

If you have any worries regarding email security or experiencing any IT related problems, our IT Team are here to help.

William Duncan (IT Solutions) are a critical part of the William Duncan group supporting a range of businesses with IT packages to suit all budgets and offering both on-site and remote help.

You don’t have to be a client of William Duncan to engage IT services. Get in touch with Director, Crawford Millar, if you would like more information.

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