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Under 25s more likely to be duped by phishing scams - ITProPortal


Each day that you log into Twitter, it’s seemingly a different ‘awareness’ day or week. Hashtags are hijacked to spread the awareness of a topic, show appreciation for someone or, if you’re being cynical, to help sell something. While many of these occasions are consumer-driven and attract memes and other humorous quips, sometimes they really do highlight and tackle important issues that are impacting people of all ages.

One example is ‘Get Safe Online Week’ which took place in late October. The week addressed the lack of awareness that still exists around surfing the internet securely, and promoted best practice advice from security experts to reduce the frequency that people fall victim to cybercrime.

As part of the event, Get Safe Online – the organisers – published survey findings that revealed that under 25s are now more than twice as likely to fall victim to ‘friends and family’ phishing scams than baby boomers (over 55s). Furthermore, not only are they being duped...(continued)

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