Almost half of all consumers would click on dangerous links, leaving themselves open to phishing attacks. Yet they would be more careful when dealing with their bank, according to a study by NordVPN, a virtual private network provider.
The study found that 45% would click on questionable links or surrender personal information “where they shouldn’t.”
At the same time, almost 95% would ignore an email request from their bank for personal data.
NordVPN adds that “although users may recognize basic malicious emails, more sophisticated phishing attempts often still work."
The company urges email users to:
NordVPN did not provide details on the methodology.