Phishing attacks: One in three suspect emails reported by employees really are malicious

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Phishing emails can claim to be from the post office and ask the user to re-schedule a fake delivery, or from the bank requiring some sort of update or confirmation.  

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All the time spent ticking boxes in cyber-security training sessions seems to be paying off after all: according to a new report, about a third of emails reported by employees really are malicious or highly suspect, demonstrating the effectiveness of the well-established maxim “Think before you click”. 

IT security company F-Secure analyzed over 200,000 emails that were flagged by employees from organizations across the globe in the first half of 2021, and found that 33% of the reports could be classified as phishing.  

Phishing is a common technique used by cyber criminals to lure victims into doing what the hacker wants, whether that is providing personal information or downloading malware. It typically occurs via

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