Reacting to phishing tactics

How people of different ages react to  phishing tactics, according to a study:

  • Nearly half of the participants fell for the phishing emails.

  • Women over age 62 were the most susceptible.
  • Younger adults (18-37) were more susceptible to emails that claimed scarcity.
  • Adults over 62 fell for reciprocity.
  • All users were vulnerable to emails that dealt with legal issues.

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