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Phishing; Why does it still work?

In a recent Webroot Report nearly half of employees confess to clicking links in messages from Unknown senders while at work.

Phishing emails are one of the most common vehicles for attacks. With employees receiving high volumes of emails each day, and the pressure to maintain high performance and efficiency, professionals are becoming even more susceptible to attack.

The report also states that nearly 4 in 5 office workers think they can distinguish a phishing message from a genuine one, but do not realize the new advanced forms these attacks may take.

Many of these attacks have come in the form of emails from what appear to be the employees boss, taking advantage of employees eagerness to please and accommodate their superiors.

Once clicked these malicious links use coding and re-directions that take employees to clones of what appear to be a legitimate log in request.

The full Webroot report can be found here:

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