5 Most Dangerous Phishing Subject Lines

5 Most Dangerous Phishing Subject Lines

Whenever possible avoid emails with these 5 subject lines.–PC Pitstop

By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training

Websense has posted some interesting new phishing research a few days ago. They started out: “With cloud infrastructure easily scalable and rented botnets coming on the cheap, the cost of conducting massive phishing campaigns continues to decline for cybercriminals. Even if the return rate is small or the campaign is poorly executed, phishing can result in serious money for criminals. Phishing will never simply go away—meaning ongoing headaches for security professionals.”

They listed the top 10 countries hosting Phishing sites, but also the most dangerous phishing subject lines, based on research conducted Jan-Sept 2013:

1. Invitation to connect on LinkedIn
2. Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
3. Dear Customer
4. Important Communication
5. Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

What popular networking site was mentioned most often in KnowBe4’s own simulated phishing attacks?–Article continued here

This excerpt appears with permission from knowbe4.com.

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