Hook, Line, and Sinker: Why Phishing Attacks Work | Webroot

In partnership with Wakefield Research, we surveyed 4,000 professionals across the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Japan on their know-how and clicking habits. Looking at the data, we discovered some interesting (and worrisome) trends.

First, a lot of us are overconfident.

  • 79% of people surveyed believe they can distinguish a phishing message from a real one.
  • But nearly half (49%) of respondents admit to clicking links from unknown senders at work.

Second, many folks don’t really take precautions online.

  • 59% of people who’ve clicked links from unknown senders have done so multiple times.
  • Of people whose financial or personal information has been breached, 35% didn’t even change their passwords


Download your free copy of the report today the see the full survey results, gain insight from Dr. Gonzalez, read real-world phishing stories from our customers, and get tips on how businesses and individuals can stay safe from phishing threats.