Phishing attacks: 6 reasons why we keep taking the bait

Phishing scams are among the most common and dangerous type of attack that organisations face. Indeed, Verizon’s Data Breach Digest found that 90% of all data breaches involve phishing. But what makes these attacks so successful? An Osterman Research report suggests there are six causes of phishing. 1. Users are the weakest link Even if most of us think we would be able to spot a phishing scam when we receive one, it only takes a momentary lapse in judgement for us to fall victim. The panic one experience when they receive a message claiming that, for example, there has … Continue reading Phishing attacks: 6 reasons why we keep taking the bait