Hey, that email was a fake! Fortunately it was just part of Citon’s internal security awareness training. You are not “in trouble”.
Had this been an actually phishing email your click could have been followed by:
- Your system being infected with malware/spyware
- All files you have access to being encrypted
- Personal, company, and customer data being stolen
Please be more wary of links and attachments in email. The From: address and entire content can be falsified. Some notable examples:
- Email from executive staff requesting transferring funds or sending sensitive information
- Email from banking and other high security sites asking you to “reset your password” or “verify your account”
- Email from shipping companies asking you to check status on packages you are not expecting
Please contact Paul Hirsch <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have specific questions or concerns about this message.
For more general information on Phishing, see https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing