Alexander Bain invented the “Electric Printing Telegraph” in 1843 which became the world’s first faxing device. One hundred seventy-seven years later, we still use fax, and so do hackers. Faxing is so commonly used in our industry that we sometimes forget to be cautious. Hackers use it to send phishing emails which entice users to click on links that download malicious codes. In some instances, you are required to enter your credentials, giving the hacker the opportunity to steal them.
To avoid becoming a victim of fax phishing, see the example email below with tips to stay safe.