A closer look at the sender’s email address could also be a giveaway that an email is malicious in nature. For instance, every company has their own company domain name at the end of each email; eg.: [email protected]. Usually, a malicious email will not have the same domain at the end of the email as it does not have access to the company’s email address.
Additionally, Joanne Wong, Vice President, International Markets, at LogRhythm, and Fabrice Bartolucci, Regional GM, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, at Exclusive Networks, warn about the dangers of clicking on links or downloading attachments. Clicking on these, according to Wong and Bartolucci, often lead to malicious links that infect devices with malware or redirect the user to fake websites that steal personal information. Rather than clicking away, the two experts recommend always double-checking the legitimacy of any information provided and visiting official websites directly from one’s browser.