Measures after the Phishing Attack
As phishing schemes and emails become more common and harder to detect every day, simply
avoiding them is not enough.
While there are countless tips and antivirus software to help you detect and avoid phishing
scams, what should you do if you or someone you know falls in love with one?
What Is A Phishing Email?
A phishing email is a message sent by a black or gray hat hacker with malicious intent. Phishing
attacks tailored to you are much more difficult to detect and avoid, while others use generic
tricks and are often sent in mass to hundreds or thousands of addresses.
Phishing emails contain information to trick you into trusting the sender and then download an
attachment, visit a website, submit information, or log into an account using the fake link they
You Fell In Love With A Phishing Email - Now What?
Phishing emails are based on social engineering, which takes advantage of you, effectively
bypassing your cybersecurity software such as antivirus, firewall, and spam filters.
It only takes one wrong move. This could be because you didn't realize that the sender's email
has a small, intentional typo, or you didn't check the linked website URL for accuracy and an
SSL certificate (displayed as HTTPS). But falling in love with a phishing email is not the end of
Do not panic. If you are fast but keep a cool head, you can come out unscathed and more
cautious than ever. There are mainly two ways you could fall for a phishing email: downloading
a file via email or revealing sensitive information. Fortunately, you can limit the damage by
What To Do After Downloading A Malicious File?
Downloading an infected file is one of the easiest ways attackers can access your files and
data. It can be an email attachment or a link to a website where you can download the malicious
Anyone can fall for this. But you are more likely to know if you don't know what phishing emails
look like, or if you don't have an antivirus with