Second Quarter 2018 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects [INFOGRAPHIC]
We've been reporting on the top-clicked phishing email subjects every quarter for a while now across three different categories: general emails, those related to social media, and 'in the wild' attacks that are a result of millions of users clicking on the Phish Alert Button on real phishing emails and allowing our team to analyze the results.
Make Your Users Think Twice
Sharing the latest threats with users is a great way to keep them on their toes. Also we see a lot of similarities in the subjects quarter over quarter, so knowing what the popular ones are can help them to stay vigilant and ultimately think twice before clicking. The bad guys continue to take advantage of the human psyche and bypass rational behavior.
Using Human Nature Against Us
“Hackers are smart and know how to leverage multiple psychological triggers to get the attention of an innocent victim. In today’s world, it’s imperative that businesses continually educate their employees about the tactics that hackers are using so they can be savvy and not take an email at face-value. Hackers will continue to become more sophisticated with the tactics they use and advance their utilization of social engineering in order to get what they want,” said Perry Carpenter, chief evangelist and strategy officer at KnowBe4.
Here is a visual representation of top messages for the last quarter.
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