Online security is a mutual responsibility. Cardinal offers a variety of tools and resources to help protect your accounts. However, you have a responsibility to ensure your accounts are protected as well. Check this page regularly for tips and tools you can use to stay safe online.
Security Tip of the Week
• Never connect removable media that is found, especially if you’re not sure where it came from.
Tools & Resources
Don’t Get Tricked By Email Scams
Two popular types of email fraud, which typically escalate during the holiday season, are phishing and spoofing.
Phishing is when fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information. Don't reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information and don’t click on links in them. Legitimate businesses don’t ask you to send sensitive information through insecure channels. Understanding phishing attacks means following best practices to help access the Internet safely and securely. Learn more.
Spoofing emails are situations where email addresses of company executives, customers or suppliers are compromised or spoofed and then used to send urgent messages requesting information or money. These scams normally target businesses that regularly perform wire transfer payments.
For more information about these types of scams, visit these sites:
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