Phishing emails are becoming more sophisticated, they look authentic with corporate logos and a similar format to official emails.
Sometimes phishing emails use the title of a genuine email that the victim has recently replied to in order to trick the victim into believing the communication is authentic. Phishing emails can appear to have originated from within or outside your organisation.
Unlike official communications, phishing emails ask for verification of personal information, such as account numbers, passwords or date of birth.
Sometimes the emails suggest the request is time sensitive to pressure the recipient to respond when they might not otherwise have done so.
Unsuspecting victims who respond may suffer stolen accounts, financial loss and identity theft.