Phishing threatens your business

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Global cybercrime and other illegal internet-based activities amount to over DDK 9,826 billion annually. According to the Center for Cyber Security, most cyberattacks are likely to occur through the use of phishing emails.

It is therefore extremely important that everyone in your business knows what phishing is and what to do in case they receive a phishing email.

What is phishing?

Phishing is when cybercriminals try to 'fish' information out of you. You can experience phishing attempts on your phone, in a text message or in a call, on social media, on websites and as an email. The culprit is trying to lure information out of you, such as usernames and passwords, or trying to get you to download malicious software.

Although many have learned to discern fake emails and messages, cybercriminals still manage to cheat us time and time again. This is because the cybercriminals are constantly becoming more skilled and more cunning.


Phishing attacks are counterfeit communications that appear to come from a trusted source. The goal in the vast majority of cases is money.

Phishing attacks are counterfeit communications that appear to come from a trusted source. The goal in the vast majority of cases is money.

How easy it is to hack
your Facebook account

A message on your phone makes you curious so you click on the link. To see the picture, log in to Facebook, so you will be asked for your email and password. You fill in the fields, but receive a message that there is an error in the e-mail or password. So you try again, but with the same result. So you give up.

The link you clicked led to a fake login page. So you have given the information out to the hackers, who now have free access to your Facebook account. They can now take over the account completely or send messages out to all your friends.

How easy it is to hack your Facebook account
phishing small business

What is the difference between
phishing and spear phishing?

Phishing is when cybercriminals send out thousands of fake emails hoping someone will bite. With spear phishing, cybercriminals target a company or an individual directly. Spear phishing is extra dangerous because the mail immediately seems credible and is rarely caught in the spam filter.

With spear phishing, cybercriminals first investigate your business to find out who the employees are and what relationships there are between the employees? The information collected is then used to design a spear phishing email so that it is confusingly similar to an email from an official authority or a business partner. Eventually, the cybercriminals send the email to selected employees in hopes that they will bite.

What is ransomware?

Ransomware is malicious software that prevents you from accessing your computer files, systems or networks and requires you to pay a ransom. Ransomware attacks can have unforeseen consequences and cause costly disruptions and loss of critical information and data.

You can unknowingly download ransomware to a computer by opening an attachment in an email, clicking on an ad, following a link, or even visiting a site embedded with malware.

Ransomware is malicious software

Why is phishing dangerous?

Phishing attacks can have several purposes, such as extortion, espionage, political, military or harassment. A successful attack can provide access to information and systems that can subsequently be misused. This may be personal information, trade secrets and other confidential information.

In a ransomware attack, data is taken hostage and the cybercriminals demand a ransom to release them again. It is not difficult to imagine the consequence of not being able to access order systems, inventory, logistics, accounts, production systems, etc.

How can you spot phishing?

How can you spot phishing?

Most phishing attempts look real. It is only if you look at details and use your critical sense that you can figure out the scam.

Here are some things to keep in mind before you go shopping:

  • Are the senders someone you know and trust?
  • Is the logo or graphics of poor quality?
  • Are there language errors?
  • Do I have to fill in personal information?
  • Does the message sound too good to be true?
  • Does the sender require prompt action?
  • Does the email contain a threat?
  • Is the email personal?

Are you in doubt? So do not click on links or forward the email. Instead, contact the IT manager and hear how you should behave?

Get help securing your business against phishing

Know your employees about phishing
and how to deal with the threat?

At Mindzeed, we offer a complete awareness training solution for your company. Knowledge is the best defense against phishing attacks. The training takes place as e-learning and consists of easy-to-understand video-based lessons that can be put together and adapted to your specific needs.

Effective awareness training is based on the responsibility of each individual employee group. Mindzeed is the market's most flexible solution in terms of customization, targeting and relevance. In this way, you ensure that you get the result of the training that is intended. And that you do not waste your money.


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Spear phishing

Targeted attack, where the attacker copies the company's way of communicating in order to appear authentic.


The attacker sends a text message to an employee's phone. Also called SMS phishing.

BEC (Business email compromise)

Targeted and carefully planned attack, where the attacker pretends to be the company's partner or supplier.


The attacker goes after the big fish ex the CEO. Hence the term whaling.