Phishing and Malware

Phishing is a criminal social engineering technique that attempts to convince a user to provide sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card information. Phishing can occur via email, instant messaging, social media, voice calls, and other activities. Phishers often direct users to click a link in an e.g. email and enter sensitive information, or to open an attachment with the purpose of installing malware onto the target’s device.

Malware is any software intentionally designed to infiltrate or cause damage to a computer system or device without the owner’s knowledge and consent. Malware includes a wide variety of hostile or intrusive software including computer viruses, ransomware and spyware.

Recognising Phishing and Malware

OpusCapita will never contact you asking to reveal your login credentials including usernames and passwords.

Phishing and harmful content in emails can usually be discovered by evaluating the purpose and the content of the email including:

What OpusCapita does about Phishing and Malware

OpusCapita is committed to provide secure solutions for its customers. OpusCapita has measures in place including automatic updates, continual awareness training of Phishing and Malware, recommendations for using two-factor authentication and security solutions from leading vendors for spam filtering and malware protection.

In addition to OpusCapitas internal measures, it is recommended for customers to implement their internal measures to enhance security including:


OpusCapita customer service can be contacted in security related issues. Customer service contact information can be found here.

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