- A phishing domain is currently impersonating 1-grid
- Customers should need to implement best practices to prevent this scam
- Cybersecurity is of utmost importance for all customers
It has come to our attention that a phishing domain is currently trying to impersonate 1-grid.com. We ask our customers and readers to be on the lookout for any communication regarding billing from this phishing domain. It may seem legit due to the fact that it contains backlinks to 1-grid.com, but please be aware. This is NOT us.
Phishing scams are becoming more and more common. In order to protect yourself, it is important that you know what they are and how to avoid them. Please share this information with your friends and family, so that we can all be better protected from these schemes.
How to ensure you don’t fall victim to this phishing scam
These days, it seems like everyone is trying to scam you out of your hard-earned money. And one of the most popular ways to do so is by sending phishing emails. But what exactly is a phishing email? In short, it’s a fraudulent message that is designed to trick you into sharing personal information or taking some other action that will ultimately lead to financial loss. But how can you spot a phishing email? Below are a few best practices to implement:
- Does the address originate from firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc?
- Remember to always confirm the payment either via the official 1-grid app, or via client zone, and not links on an email
- Make sure that when clicking on a link that the SSL shows the domain as 1-grid.com (no other TLD), and that the SSL state it is us
- In general, be suspicious of any mail with grammar/spelling mistakes
- Contact our support team if unsure
How does a legit invoice from 1-grid look?
To learn more about cybersecurity and to gain knowledge on how to protect yourself if such an incident occurs, we recommend you read the following Knowledge Base articles:
What causes phishing attacks?
The extensive usage of emails is one of the main factors contributing to the effectiveness of phishing attacks. There are currently about 2.6 billion email subscribers, and by 2022, this number is predicted to reach 4.2 billion.
How do cybercriminals attack through phishing?
Phishing emails can directly reach millions of users and can blend in with the countless good emails that busy users receive. Attacks can destroy systems, steal money and intellectual property, or install the software (like ransomware). Any size or style of organisation can be victimized by phishing emails.