Phishing Attacks – How would your firm score?

McAfee Labs reported that 80% of the participants in its online phishing test failed at least one of the seven parts of the test.

Combine this with a reported 250,000 new phishing URLs in the last quarter, 1,000,000 in the last year, and think about the likelihood that one of your employees will fall victim to an attack.

Also consider that it is not just your employees that you have to worry about.  Vendors and customers often have access to your systems and at a minimum might send you phishing laced emails.  Are your employees likely to click on a phishing link from a customer?

The McAfee phishing quiz is available at this link.  If you take it, knowing that it is a test and don’t pass it, consider what your employees might do when it is not a test.

Mitch Tanenbaum