Security Awareness Tip: Use Caution Opening Email Attachments
A common method an attacker will use to compromise a people's computers is to send them emails with infected attachments. People are tricked into opening these attachments because they appear to come from someone or something they know and trust. Only open email attachments that you were expecting. Not sure about an email? Call the person to confirm they sent it.
Below is an illustration of the anatomy of a spear phishing attack to help you visualize how an email is used to target users and compromise their computers.