Why employees still fall for phishing emails
Almost one in two employees (49%) have put their firm at risk by clicking on a link in an email from an unknown sender, yet 80% believe they can tell the difference between a genuine email and a phishing message, a new Webroot survey shows. While cybersecurity best practices discourage users from clicking on links in emails even when they know the sender, 85% of workers click on at least least one URL each day while at work, and 70% do the same in their free time.
Almost half (48%) of respondents said their personal or financial data was compromised as part of a cybersecurity breach, but more than a third (35%) of them failed to change their passwords after the incident.
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