Cybercriminals target email because it contains sensitive data. If it’s your bank account login details credit card numbers, Social Security number or passwords to online services and websites, a single email account can be the gateway into every aspect of your life.

Hackers make use of email to carry out a variety of kinds of cyberattacks, including phishing and Trojan spyware to malware and viruses that infect devices. The data they extract can be used to extort money or identity theft, or even offered for sale on Dark Web.

The majority of cyberattacks are motivated by an urge to identify low-hanging fruit which require a minimal amount of resources. By following simple email best practices you can make it harder for cybercriminals access to your sensitive files and personal information.

Email attachments, such as they are not always secure. If an attacker is able to gain access to your account, it is simple to get access to the contents of your files or send emails containing malicious content from your account to your contacts. You can reduce this risk by using an app which manages passwords and creates strong passwords. The password you choose should contain an assortment of uppercase letters, lowercase letters and special symbols.

You can also secure yourself by keeping personal and work accounts separate, and ensuring that your device is secure when it is not in use. By implementing an email portal that has complete encryption and DMARC, you can stop email fraud.