Posted October 23rd, 2013
Many cyber attacks begin with phishing emails directed at an organization’s employees. According to a new report, those scams can often fool even those who should know better.
In a recent study, researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University sent a mock phishing to 100 science and engineering students.
After the students completed a personality test and a survey about their computing habits, the researchers used their email addresses to send a phishing email to try and trick the subjects into clicking on a link that promised a chance at winning a big raffle prize. To enter, the students had to fill out a form with their personal information.