Which Users Are the Most LIkely Phishing Victims?

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.

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