Phishing Across the Pond: 70% of U.K. Universities Impacted


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In November, we filed Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to 70 universities throughout the U.K., surveying them about their phishing experiences. In this new blog, Jordan Wright of Duo Labs discusses the results, which indicate that phishing continues to be a majority security challenge:

  • 70% percent of respondents indicated having fallen victim to phishing, with 12 reporting they were attacked more than 10 times in the past year
  • Universities are a popular target because of their large, diverse user base, and the sensitive personal information they retain for this community
  • In addition, universities’ grant-funded research activities are often valuable to a motivated attacker

Read the full blog here. How do you educate your coworkers or organization on the dangers of phishing?