Don't get phished: Businesses here lost around $43 million in 2017 due to e-mail impersonation scams

The tactic used to carry out cyber crime is on the rise in Singapore, with business e-mail impersonation scams jumping by nearly 10 per cent between January and July last year

You would not allow a thief to enter your home, but what if the thief was disguised as someone familiar and tricked you into opening the door?

Phishing works in the same way - people open the doors to their data, giving up usernames, log-in information or other information to malicious e-mails, links or websites masquerading as reliable ones.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2019, with the headline 'Don't get phished'. Print Edition | Subscribe