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  • Holly Roundtree CPA

2019 – 09/04

Avoid “phishing” trips. More than 90% of all data thefts begin with a phishing email, according to the IRS. Cybercriminals use phishing emails and malware to gain control of computer systems or to steal usernames and passwords. One common tactic is “spear phishing.” This is when a thief poses as a trusted source and “baits” the target into opening an embedded link or attachment, which is actually a website controlled by the thief. The IRS warns that businesses are “only as safe as their least educated employee.” So, to increase your company security, ensure that every employee knows how to spot these scams and avoid phishing trips.

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