24 Oct Our Phishing Email Test
The Phishing Email Test
First off, email phishing is a term that describes a scenario where hackers send out emails with the goal of getting you to click on a bogus link or attachment that will then either install a virus or get you to submit sensitive information. Basically it’s an email that wants to hurt you in some varying fashion.
You might think you’re employees are smarter than that but according to a joint research effort headed by Google, a lot more people are falling for these increasingly clever ploys then you may think. According to their study, the best phishing emails are successful 45% of the time while the least successful were found to be only 3% effective. Considering how many of those bogus emails that are fired out every day, that’s still a concerning number.
To go even further, they say that on average, people who click on these bogus emails will then submit their personal details or login information a shocking 14% of the time.
We’ve found that the key to lowering these percentages is spam filtering, link monitoring and a Phishing Email FireDrill.
So, if you want to find out who’s susceptible, who’s click-happy and how far they’ll go, than try sending them your own phishing email. The process is secure and results in a detailed report of who clicked on THE BAD Emails. We then educate those employees and put in top of the line protective stop measures.
These scams are getting more clever every day, but at their core they only want 2 things: To Install their files or to Get your info.