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How to use AI to deal with phishing emails in an organization.

In my previous article I wrote about security awareness for users and the need to educate them on phishing.

According to Globalnews.ca “People spend a total of 17 hours a week reading, responding and sending work emails both at work and at home.” This can be hectic, counter-productive and many times half of the emails are junk mail and phishing attempts.

These attacks are so honey-coated with promises of making instant millions or inheriting a good fortune which may make it difficult to resist sometimes. The easiest way of identifying a phishing attack is to check the email origins and normally the grammar is of bitter taste.

Many phishing emails request the receiver to sign-in using the provided link or provide banking details for the purported transaction which simply leads to a compromise and or loss of funds. Users are strongly advised not to clink any links from unknown sources and to check for website security before entering banking details. As a basic rule, never enter your bank details on a none https website.

If by any chance -which normally happens, you continue to receive these emails, simply forward them to www.rescam.org they will do a good job on wasting the scammer’s time using an artificial intelligence (AI) email robot to play along while leading nowhere. The same applies to telemarketers that call a million times over the same thing, simply setup an extension on www.jollyrogertelco.com, and they will talk to a robot all day long. It’s also worth the while to check with scam alert sites like  www.scamwarners.com or  www.scamalert.sg. These sites have a good database of phone numbers and emails used by telemarketers and scammers.

You will get a report of the email or telephone conversation between a robot and the scammer. So go ahead and reduce the amount of time wasted on reading and responding to phishing emails.

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