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Phishing Email Warning

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07th July, 2017 English l Tongan A warning to all computer users from Tonga’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) about a type of cyber threat known as Phishing.

Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

The information is then used to access online accounts and can result in identity theft and financial loss.

To avoid this type of cyber threat, Tonga’s CERT advises the computer users to; always think twice before clicking, consider the source of the email and make sure the internet address belong to the service provider you’re using.

If you have become a victim to such fraud, contact service providers or alternatively call CERT’s hotline – 2378.


For more information please contact Tonga National CERT; Ph.: 2378; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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