SoSafe’s entry: Free phishing test with corona phishing tactics
Under the motto “Do you recognize all phishing mails?” the website https://phish-test.de/en/ by SoSafe and botfrei invites you to check your own phishing knowledge. Phishing mails are the most common entry point for cyber criminals. Fake emails are sent by supposedly trustworthy institutions or persons. Their aim is to take control of the computer system of those affected and obtain sensitive data such as addresses, passwords or even credit card details. Such phishing emails are sometimes easy to identify as spam, but often require a trained eye and knowledge of what exactly needs to be watched. As part of the European Cyber Security Month, our free phishing test goes into the second round – with a special focus on the Corona virus and remote work. In the course of the crisis, the number of cyber attacks has risen drastically, and hackers are exploiting the insecure situation for their own purposes. In addition, since the outbreak of the pandemic, many have been confronted with completely new working environments and tools which also increases the potential for attacks. With the free phishing test you can do two things at once: You can put your spam filter to the test and see how many of the emails end up in your mailbox. And you can check whether you are falling for the phishing mails yourself or whether you would recognize them immediately. Of course, the test is free of charge and without risk for you and your device. The emails are sample emails which are also used in the SoSafe awareness training in the course of the phishing simulation.