Spear phishing more effective when targeting mobile users

Mobile users have admitted to being less aware of threats than they are on PCs.

According to a survey of 130 IT security professionals at this year’s Infosecurity Europe conference, 62 percent believe they are far more likely to fall for a phishing attack if they are targeted via their mobile phone.

The survey found that 23 per cent felt most vulnerable when they were looking at emails on the phones whilst travelling, while 30 per cent felt early on Monday morning and late Friday nights were their worst times for falling foul of phishing scams.

SOURCE: scmagazineuk.com

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