How safe is your personal email?
The surprising truth you need to know!
Which of these online activities have you done in the past 7 days?
▢ Visited an unfamiliar website
▢ Used a public Wi-Fi connection
▢ Clicked on links from social media
▢ Accidentally downloaded files
▢ Signed up for online services (without reading the terms and conditions)
▢ Delayed important security upgrades
If you checked multiple boxes above, you’re not alone. Most people don’t know when their online activities are putting them at risk. Cybercriminals have all sorts of tricks up their sleeves when it comes to email-based attacks. We’re talking about phishing, spoofing, business email compromise, and more. The scary part is that these attacks often rely on manipulating people, and that’s why they’re called “social engineering attacks.”
Hackers capitalize on people’s lack of awareness to deceive and exploit them. The internet is a gold mine for these hackers, who are always on the lookout for opportunities to exploit it.
The table below shows the similarities between different types of online social engineering attacks.
If you look at the results, they all lead to a collection of personal and sensitive data. All of them also launch their attack by crafting deceptive email messages, pretending to be someone the victim knows and trusts. But the more important question is how can you stop these attacks before they start. For companies and organizations, their first line of defense is educating their employees and making sure they have a reliable cybersecurity service. If the employee can identify that a certain email is malicious, they can report it to their IT department and warn their co-workers about it.
Why do you need personal email security?
Cybercriminals target businesses that have valuable data. From what we see in the table above, they first identify people to impersonate and that could be you if you’re not careful with your personal email, too. Another reason you need personal email security is to protect your own data, which could be your social security number, online bank login, passwords, and so many more. We often underestimate the value of our personal data, such as our phone numbers, without realizing the potential harm if it falls into the wrong hands.
Email is still one of the top vectors for cyberthreat and here are the reasons why:
- Cybercriminals can hide behind fake names and email addresses
- Email easily delivers malicious links and attachments
- Over half of the global population uses email
- Phishing enables credential theft and network compromise
- Email attacks grant access to the victim’s network using the proper credentials
Get Enterprise-Level Security For Your Personal Email
Sangu Mail has discovered a major gap in protecting personal email accounts. Most strong defenses against cyber threats are only available to big corporations, leaving individuals vulnerable to spam, scams, and malicious attachments.
Our mission is simple: to educate and empower you to avoid cyber threats, while also making it harder for criminals to commit crimes and profit from their actions.
We believe everyone deserves privacy, security, and a great online experience. By prioritizing the protection of personal emails and advocating for your best interests, we’re working towards creating a safer digital world where you can thrive with confidence.
Join us in this important mission as we build a trustworthy digital landscape. Together, we can navigate the internet without fear of cyber threats, connecting and communicating safely.