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A quarter of users will fall for basic phishing attacks

January 16, 2020

Slightly more than a quarter of people will fall for a phishing scam that claims to be an urgent message prompting them to change a password, according to statistics gathered by cyber security testing and training firm KnowBe4, which specialises in phishing simulations.

While the statistics might be read as a positive indicator that end-users are awake to the importance of password protection and basic cyber security hygiene, KnowBe4 founder and CEO Sty Sjouwerman said it actually showed the need for users to be even more cautious.

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