More people share their personal information via bogus e-mails

Monday 10 November 2014 13:47 CET | News

Internet users have been lured into revealing personal information as they log into bogus e-mails, a new study reveals.

Certain websites included in phishing e-mails successfully lure users up to 45% of the time. Once on the bogus pages (which tend to imitate legitimate websites), 14% of people unwittingly submit their information to hackers.

Researchers looked at 100 phishing emails self-reported by Gmail users and 100 phishing websites caught by Googles Safe Browsing system.

Findings reveal that even on the worst-performing phishing websites, 3% of users still submitted their data. On the most effective phishing sites, as many as 4% shared key information, Huffington Post reports.

About 20% of hackers access compromised accounts within 30 minutes of getting their credentials.

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Keywords: e-mails, phishing, digital identity, web fraud, personal information, online security
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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