Phishing test results in a barely-passing grade for users
Perhaps hundreds of emails cross your screen every day. The day can drag on and in the monotony of your daily routine, you just keep clicking on links without a care in the world.
OK, maybe things aren’t that bad, but those phishing scams are tricky and it takes ever-vigilant users and security departments to keep them from spreading. Recently, Diligent, a vendor that provides secure collaboration for corporate boards, rolled out a test to 2,000 users to see how much attention they were paying to what enters their in-box.
An estimated 156 million phishing emails are sent worldwide every day, and about 16 million of those make it through our spam filters and into our inboxes. The global nonprofit Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) recorded more unique phishing campaigns in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other three-month span since it began tracking data more than a decade ago, and the U.S. is reportedly home to more phishing sites than any other country, according to Diligent.