A closer look

Bob received the following email the other night.

Bob’s Email

What do you think is suspicious here? Let’s analyze the email: Email address

The sender's email address is suspicious and you don't know this email sender personally.

Email Subject

Lucrative offer in the subject line suggests it's too good to be true.

Email Date

You received an email during irregular business hours.

Urgency in language

These words show a sense of urgency.

URLs in Email

The sender is asking you to click on a link or open an attachment that you don't know about. The URL or the link has a spelling error which is hard to notice.

After explaining all of this, Alice asked Bob to change all his passwords and bank account login credentials to be safe. Thankfully, the attacker Eve had not yet acted on the information given by Bob and he was safe.