Research by KnowBe4 shows that men were more likely to click on phishing emails then women.–PC Pitstop
Men More Likely to Fall for Phishing Scams
By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training
In an analysis done by KnowBe4 of 201,755 phishing emails sent over the past 30 days, it was found men appear to be more prone to clicking on a phishing email than women.
In further analysis, when tested over a 120 -day period with simulated phishing emails that lead to a data entry landing page and asked for input of credentials, men were found to give up credentials 225% more than females. Here are the numbers:
The average of the male Data Entry percentages is 4.05%, the average Data Entry for females is 1.80%, which makes for males being 225% more likely to enter their credentials.