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Top 10 Most Clicked Phishing Email Subjects

As we reach towards the end of 2017 the concern for our online security & personal privacy grows greater than ever. Hacking attacks like the recent Equifax breach, coupled with personal attacks such as the WannaCry attacks, are enough to have everyone on edge about their online privacy & security. A great way to start to ensure your online safety is to become aware of the various types of tricks that hackers & spammers employ – especially when it comes down to phishing.

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s most popular security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, puts out quarterly reports which showcase the most popular & the most clicked phishing email subjects. Knowing these can be a surefire way to make sure you don’t get tricked into opening an email you never should have opened.

For the 3rd quarter of 2017, the top 10 clickable phishing email subjects are:

  • Official Data Breach Notification
  • UPS Label Delivery 1ZBE312TNY00015011
  • IT Reminder: Your Password Expires in Less Than 24 Hours
  • Change of Password Required Immediately
  • Please Read Important from Human Resources
  • All Employees: Update your Healthcare Info
  • Revised Vacation & Sick Time Policy
  • Quick company survey
  • A Delivery Attempt was made
  • Email Account Updates

For a detailed breakdown of the KnowBe4 report, go here. You can also check out their infographic which sums up their findings:

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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