According to Verizon's 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, 30 percent of phishing e-mails are opened. That's a pretty staggering number. The bad guys are really good at making the messages look legit. Apparently so since they can get a 30 percent click-through rate. Could you recognize a phishing email? The goal is to be in the 70 percent that don't open them. CSO has five tips to help you recognize a phishing e-mail.
- Expect the unexpected
- Name check
- Don't click on unrecognized links
- Poor spelling and/or grammar
- Are you threatening me?
The CSO posting goes into much more detail about each of the items. I think the key to avoiding falling for a phishing e-mail is to slow down and pay attention.
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