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Cybersecurity Tip of the Week – Emotions Play a Part in Phishing Attempts

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Social engineering is the art of human manipulation. Bad actors know that if they can make their targets FEEL something, whether fear, excitement, worry, jealously, or a host of other emotions, they can make those targets act before thinking. They have hooked their phish. Check out the Office of Cyberscurity’s Phishing webpage  for a quick 1:21 minute video about how this all works. While on the page, review how to spot a phish and how to write emails that don’t look phishy (as well as other great information).