Phishing might be perpetuated via e-mail but it's not an e-mail problem. It is a people problem. So says Richard Broeke, a security expert at Securicom, a South Africa-based IT security vendor and managed IT security services provider.
"Phishing is on the rise. In fact, recent stats from a leading global cyber intelligence company, CYREN, show that phishing has increased by 15% since January 2015. The sheer ease with which cyber criminals continue to get results from using this tactic has very little to do with a lack of e-mail security. Their impressive hit rates have much to do with the people on the receiving end.
"Phishing mails left untouched aren't a problem. The problem comes in when recipients act on a phishing e-mail by clicking on a URL link which leads them to an unsafe, spoof site where they are tricked into revealing personal details and other confidential information.
"Despite warnings from all manner of companies, from banks to medical aid companies, people continue clicking on links and giving away their private information," he says. Continue reading at IT Web....
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