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Spearphishing: It’s Curiosity That Makes Them Click

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Aug
2016
Spearphishing: It’s Curiosity That Makes Them Click

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Researchers prove that people can be fooled just because they want to know what’s on the other end of that email. Here are three steps you can take without spending too much money.

If it was curiosity that killed the cat, it can also be the reason organizations can experience a costly spear phishing attack. In research conducted by Zinaida Benenson, who studies human factors in security at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, Benenson and her colleagues learned that 34 percent of those who clicked on a test survey they emailed out to select students did so out of curiosity.

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