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Most Effective Phishing Tactic Is to Make People Think They’ve Been Hacked

People are most likely to fall for a phishing scam when it involves a fake message warning that their account has been hacked, a new report by KnowBe4 shows. In phishing simulations and actual phishing campaigns, the email headlines that were most successful in getting victim’s to click on malicious links, were:

  • “Password Check Required Immediately” (43%)
  • “A Delivery Attempt was made” (9%)
  • “Deactivation of [[email]] in Process.” (9%)
  • “New food trucks coming to [[company_name]]” (8%)
  • “Updated Employee Benefits” (7%)
  • “Revised Vacation & Sick Time Policy” (6%)
  • “New Organizational Changes” (4%)
  • “Staff Review 2018” (4%)

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