Advisory: FBI Releases Article on Defending Against Phishing and Spearphishing Attacks

Guidance on Recognizing and Avoiding These Types of Attacks

The following advisory was released on October 10, 2019 by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA):

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article to raise awareness of phishing and spearphishing. The article provides guidance on recognizing and avoiding these types of attacks.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review the FBI article and CISA's Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks. For more information on NCSAM, see the NCSAM 2019 webpage and the NCSAM 2019 Toolkit. Users can report suspected attacks to their local FBI office or to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center at

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