GDPR regulations create opportunity for new criminal activity.
As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union, companies are scrambling to make sure their communications are compliant. That means notifying customers through email and providing a link to update communications preferences.
To no one’s surprise, cybercriminals are seizing the opportunity to simulate those emails to steal information or install malware. In addition to financial institutions, crooks are targeting Apple, the Ford Foundation, and AirBnB.
With this in mind, stay vigilant about hovering over links, inspecting “From” fields, visiting homepages instead of clicking links, and maintaining a healthy skepticism about actions requested in email.