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SB083 Checks before “blindly” forwarding messages to workplace contacts

Messages from workplace contacts are more likely to be trusted than messages from other sources. Forwarding messages without verifying their source can spread malware. All messages should be checked for signs of phishing before they are forwarded to workplace contacts.

Why is it important?

Friends and family are more likely to open an email coming from a trusted source. They may not check for suspicious signs or know what to look for. Checking an email before forwarding it on means less chance of malware being spread.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

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Risk Mitigated

Malware Infection

Malware Infection

Malware infections occur when malicious software makes its way on to a device or network.

Personal Exposure

Personal Exposure

Personal exposure is the extent to how much someones personal information is available online.

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

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