When we talk about phishing, it might conjure up memories of scam emails from foreign princes, chock-full of terrible typos, grammar mistakes, and other easy-to-spot signs that the message might not be legitimate. If you’re thinking in those terms, it might shock you to find out how many people actually fall for such attacks.
In partnership with Wakefield Research, Carbonite surveyed 4,000 office workers across the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Japan on their phishing knowledge and clicking habits. It then consulted with Dr. Cleotilde Gonzalez, research professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, to gain a deeper insight into the question: what is it that makes people click?
This report digs deeper into the survey results and present Carbonite’s own understanding of these statistics, as well as analysis from Dr. Gonzalez, insights from cybersecurity experts, real-world phishing stories from customers and partners, and tips on how to stay safe from phishing threats.
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