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How to Spot a Scam: Whaling

What is “Whaling”? Whaling is a highly targeted type of phishing. Instead of going for “small fish,” whaling attempts to scam individuals holding top positions at an organization. Scammers use elaborate social engineering tactics to pass off their communications as legitimate. In this email we’ll talk more about whaling, how to spot it, and how to protect … Continued

How to Spot a Scam: Spear Phishing

What is “Spear Phishing”? Last week we took a look at phishing in general, this week we’ll be looking at a less common, albeit more dangerous type of email scam. In the case of spear phishing, scammers do a bit more research to find personal information about their potential victim. They then use this personal … Continued

How to spot a scam: Email Phishing

Welcome to our new series! Here at Island, we’ve noticed an uptick in support calls related to internet scams. While the problem of cybercrime is complex, prevention can be fairly straightforward. Taking a few minutes to freshen up on what to look out for is a great way to protect your business. That’s why we’ve … Continued