Fake Emails

Fake Emails

We’re forever hearing in the news about fake email scams that have been sent looking like they are from large companies, whereas realistically it is a cyber-criminal behind a computer screen impersonating them.

Fake scam emails are usually sent by cybercriminals where they try and get you to hand over personal information, click a link or download an attachment. The chances are you have probably encountered these at least once before. Although work is being done to reduce the number of phishing emails that are sent – it is still a massive problem for most firms.

Here are some of the things you can look out for to help you stay scam-free:

  • How personalised is the greeting? Most hackers tend to send an email broadly to people so the chances are it won’t be addressed to just you.
  • Check the branding. If the hacker is impersonating a company, the chances are the logos or email address the email was sent from will look a bit distorted/dodgy.
  • Are they asking for personal or bank details? Most companies, as a general policy, will never ask you to make a payment over an email.
  • Avoid opening links and attachments. If you suspect an email might be a bit dodgy, do not click on any links or download any attachments as this will likely install viruses.
  • If there are any mistakes in the email, it is likely it is a scam. Most organisations will send out emails without mistakes as they proof read the copy.

 

For more information on Phishing and Scam Emails, please contact us via email at support@mtxit.com or phone at 01329 888444.

Get GDPR Compliant Now!

Get GDPR Compliant Now!

Are you GDPR ready? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching and comes into effect on the 25th May this year. It will impact any organisation that does business or holds data on individuals in any EU country. Use the below as a guide to identify if you and your firm are prepared:

 

Do you understand where your business stands in relation to the new regulation?

If the answer to the first question is YES, then make the necessary changes to comply.

If the answer is NO, research how it effects your company then adjust accordingly.

 

Have you identified potential areas of risk?

Once you know about how the law affects your company, identify the main areas of risk and start working on them first.

 

Are your stuff educated on the topic?

Ask yourself if your staff know about the incoming amendment and whether they’re aware of the risks that surround it. Make sure they file share!

 

Finally, if you need some help, talk to experts!

There are experts that can help you become GDPR compliant, as well as Data Protection Officers who can take the responsibility of data protection issues on behalf of your firm. Don’t leave it until the last minute, get compliant now!

 

For more information on GDPR and how it will affect you and your business, please contact us via email at support@mtxit.com or phone at 01329 888444.

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