YOU'VE BEEN PHISHED!
But don't worry. It was by the good guys.
Your company put your email skills to the test with Employee Cyber Security training. This email was a simulation of a real phishing attack.
How to spot a phishing attack
Check the email
The email you clicked appeared to come from a trusted sender, but if you hover over/click the "from" address you will see that this was actually from a suspicious email – not the sender you thought it was!
Check the links
DON'T CLICK, HOVER! Hovering over the links to see where they go is a great way to put an email's legitimacy to the test! After hovering over the email look and see what address it will actually take you to. Attackers will insert hyperlinks or use URL shorteners to hide the real destination.
Avoid suspicious attachments
Attachments are a great way of tricking users to mistakenly downloading malicious files (such as malware, ransomware, or a virus). Only download files from emails you can verify and that you trust!
Play it safe
Ask IT! It's never too much when you're going the extra mile to ensure that everything is legitimate. If you see anything suspicious, such as an email or phone call, you should notify your IT department immediately!