What recourse is there in the event of phishing?
If you have been the victim of a phishing scam, the CNIL recommends that you report it to the authorities. The PHAROS service is the platform for harmonising, analysing, cross-checking and directing reports, set up by the government and managed by the central office for combating crime linked to information and communication technologies (OCLCTIC) to centralise reports of scams, attempted scams or computer fraud on the Internet. Using your IT department or specialist IT security services is also an essential protection measure. These services are able to deal with reports from victims of fraud and provide advice and protection techniques for users.
How do you filter phishing?
SMEs are increasingly the target of attacks and need to put in place a number of cybersecurity safeguards. Securing employee mailboxes is one of the first safeguards to be put in place, along with firewalls and training.
On company e-mail accounts or when you have your own domain name, you can subscribe to a solution such as Altospam to block phishing, but also to protect you from viruses, ransomware and other scams.
Email fraud is increasingly accompanied by phone calls from attackers to gain the trust of victims. Training and communication within organisations is necessary to raise the level of attention against hackers.
Example of phishing to recover Crédit Mutuel identifiers. Message imitating a message from the Crédit Mutuel bank inviting you to enter your credentials on a link.