Why even smart people fall for phishing

Why even smart people fall for phishing

Posted November 29, 2020

Why even smart people fall for phishing

  • By now, most of us know better than to trust that marvelous Nigerian fellow who needs you – and only you – to receive all this money just found.
  • Black Friday, around the world, is a day celebrated particularly by phishing artists working with fake Amazon emails – the number of these rises by 45 per cent just before and on that day.
  • Urgency is a particular character of so-called whaling attacks. These are addressed to busy top executives.
  • Because phishing attacks have become personal, they can be devastating. Take the proper precautions – it can happen to anyone if the phishing attack just pushes the right buttons.

– Andrew Rosenbaum | November 29, 2020