Phishing techniques are getting more sophisticated and are no longer as easily recognised. Spear-phishing, which is more personalised and targeted specially at a user, is also on the rise. Here is an example of a spear-phishing email. Below reveals the tell-tale signs.
What you should do if you suspect you have received a phishing email:
1. Exercise extra care. Always scrutinise the origin by viewing sender details.
2. Ignore the contents. Do not reply, open attachments or click on the URL links.
3. Report the phishing email to your IT helpdesk.
4. If you have already opened the attachment or clicked on the link, disconnect your computer from the network and send your computer to your IT helpdesk immediately.