This fall, Berkeley Lab Cyber Security has been receiving near-daily reports of fake invoices emailed to staff. This phishing scam aims to trick recipients to call the number and provide sensitive information. Phishing has been observed on SMS (text messaging) as well as in e-mail.

Take a look at examples of real incidents at Berkeley Lab and review tips for recognizing and responding to phishing.

Berkeley Lab people continue to receive highly targeted “spearphishing” attacks, some of them quite sophisticated and convincing. Learn more about the threat they pose and how to spot them.

Let’s take these skills into our private lives as well — especially over the holidays, when bad guys take advantage of the large amount of online shopping. Senior citizens and those new to online activity are especially popular targets. Widespread cybersecurity awareness is everyone’s best defense.