“Spoofing”: this summer’s latest cocktail recipe?? ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!

Published on: 31 August 2022
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Spoofing is about identity fraud. It generally involves using someone’s electronic identity to pose as a trusted entity and spread malware or send spam messages.

There are various kinds of spoofing, but

SPOOFING by e-mail and telephone are currently the most common forms of attack

Spoofers send e-mails to multiple addresses using official logos and images to make it look like they represent a bank, administrative authority (such as AMELI, the French social security platform) or law enforcement. These emails contain links to malware sites or carry infected attachments.

 

Telephone spoofing involves displaying a number that is not the number of the person calling on the recipient’s device. This identity fraud is carried out deliberately for personal reasons (hoax, scam, etc.) or professional purposes (telemarketing).

How to avoid spoofing

Our top tips:  continually monitor activity on your various accounts, use an up-to-date antivirus programme on all your devices, etc. And, of course, let your family and colleagues know about the importance of good digital hygiene!

Don’t let your guard down!

Fabrine FRESTEL MGI ISSO