Halloween is coming and the tradition is once annually. It is a children’s custom of calling at houses at Halloween with the threat of pranks if they are not given a small gift.
In cyber world, this happens every now and then. You get an email saying you are being selected for award (free air ticket, free miles, lottery, an estate etc.) but you need to register or pay admin fee to claim. If you trust such too good to be true, you are phished leading to various consequence ranging
- Leakage of you PII (Personal Identifiable Information)
- Leakage of access credential of email, ebanking or any registered web portal
- Financial loss
- Collateral damage to those you know as using your identity will increase the trust level at the 2nd degree phishing attack against your friends
- Criminal act as activities are executed under your identity
Therefore, it’s treat AND trick in cyber world. Strengthening human awareness cannot be overlooked.