A recent study showed that approximately 30% of users open emails despite suspecting that they contain malware or seeming dubious. Nearly 10% of respondents admitted to falling victim to infection on their system after having opened an attachment in a malicious email.
Phishing is a social engineering technique that uses various subterfuges to make victims believe that they are dealing with trustworthy individuals or entities in order to steal personal information, such as passwords, payment card numbers, birth dates, etc. Usually, the perpetrator’s objective is to commit fraud using the stolen personal information (identity theft or fraud, intellectual property theft, etc.).