McAfee’s Phishing Quiz has revealed some interesting facts about business users’ ability to correctly detect phishing emails.
The quiz consists of 10 email messages presented in emulated email clients. Each of the email samples contains active functionality, with the obfuscation of personally identifiable information and malicious content where necessary. Respondents get asked to identify each sample as real or as a phishing attempt.
The results of the McAfee’s Phishing Quiz show that:
- 80 % of all test takers fell for at least one of the phishing emails.
- Responders working within Accounting, Finance and HR performed the worst.
- Responders working within IT and R&D performed the best.
- Spoofed email addresses were the most effective tactic in fooling respondents.
Read more about the results of the quiz and put your own phishing knowledge to the test.