17 percent of employees fall for social engineering attacks

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Employees are still falling for social engineering techniques leading them to download malicious files, click phishing links, correspond with hackers, and even share contact information for their colleagues. Enterprise security specialist Positive Technologies imitated the actions of hackers by sending emails to employees with links to websites, password entry forms, and attachments. In total, 3,332 messages were sent. If the ‘attacks’ had been real, 17 percent of these messages would have led to a compromise of the employee’s workstation and, ultimately, the entire corporate infrastructure. The findings show the most effective method of social engineering is to send an email…

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