Phishing: How to recognize and avoid malicious emails

June 17, 2024
What is a phishing email?
Your first line of defense is to recognize a phishing email when you get one and to not fall for their tricks.
Phishing is when you receive an email or text message that looks innocent and routine, but is actually designed to steal information from you. Phishing emails often look like a legitimate communication you’d ordinarily get from a recognizable organization, a vendor, supplier, or even a co-worker. The company is familiar, the logo is there, the format looks familiar, but the email is counterfeit.