Security experts have identified the top ten major threats. About it reports the edition BetaNews, citing a study by KnowBe4.
Phishing is still considered a key tool for the cyber criminals seeking to install malware on users ‘ computers to obtain their personal information.
The results of a decade of research suggests that, in spite of the awareness of most users about phishing, there are tricks that allow attackers to repeatedly perform the attack.
A list of topics that compel people to click on malicious links that the hackers supplied fake letter head notice about the leak of personal information of users, reminders to change your email password, or update other account information.
The top ten also includes notification of the receiving parcels, the requirements to review the terms of insurance, sick or vacation pay and other corporate information. These routines are not looking to be resolved from 8 to 14 percent of users.
Effective are and fake messages sent on behalf of the social networks and services. Anti-leader in this brand became the LinkedIn.
The authors of the report note that the attackers have no reason to reject the bogus mailings to benefit. “Constantly improving, personalized approach to phishing campaigns makes it almost impossible to use any technology to protect individuals and organizations from malicious attacks,” warns the expert in strategy of the company KnowBe4 Perry carpenter (Perry Carpenter).