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What is phishing?


What is phishing?

Phishing is a type of cyber crime involving a hacker, who pretends to be a trustable source, who tries to receive sensitive information (such as passwords, data or credit card numbers) from a victim.


Misunderstandings about phishing

Phishing is currently a hot topic in the media and rightly so! However because of all this attention, there are often misunderstandings about phishing. Using this post, we would like to resolve a few of these misunderstandings.


Why phishing is a problem


Ebook - Phishing in Education


10 phishing facts all your employees should know


Even experts fear 'spear phishing'

Computer scientist Jeroen Baert is certain: everyone can be targeted by hackers. Even the experts who know what is coming.


How phishing is costing UK companies millions


Phishing: a real threat for your organisation

Phishing is a dangerous form of cybercrime that cannot be detected by regular antivirus software and potentially has serious consequences for your organisation. Alert employees who recognize phishing signals are the only and best defence.


CEO Fraud: phishing at C-level

Is the CEO of your company the weakest cybersecurity link? Recent trends seem to suggest as much. Why is that and what can be done?


Crisis communication after a phishing attack

Phishing is currently a hot topic in the media, and has been so for a while now. Everyone thinks that a major attack will not happen to them, but what if it does happen to you as a company? Then you certainly need one thing to save your reputation as a company: a well thought-out crisis communication plan. But how do you deal with that in concrete terms?


Phishing in education: why hackers love to teach schools a lesson


Ebook - 10 Phishing facts all your employees should know


Why you should try phishing your colleagues

Practice makes perfect and it’s no different for cybersecurity. Those who never come into contact with digital threats will not recognise them when they come face to face with them.


Ebook - How phishing is costing UK companies millions


Black Friday and Cyber Monday: the perfect phishing storm

Every year at the end of November, we celebrate imported consumer holidays. While Black Friday and Cyber Monday see their popularity grow, hackers are rapidly becoming fans as well. And this year it’s worse than ever.


Phishing trends: Are your suppliers an unexpected security risk?

Phishing trends: Are your suppliers an unexpected security risk?


An end to pride and prejudice: everyone is susceptible to phishing

Getting hacked only happens to the ill-advised or the low-skilled? Cybersecurity specialist Arnout Van de Meulebroucke speaks from experience when he says: “It will happen to you.”


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Fost Plus

The corona pandemic caused a plague of phishing attacks - a virus that Fost Plus did not want to fall victim to. They turned to Phished for a solution and managed to track down and fortify their vulnerabilities.


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VRT

As a large, dynamic company, VRT needed a scalable solution to train its employees thoroughly in cybersecurity topics. The flexibility of Phished also makes it possible to efficiently train temporary employees and 'guest employees'.


Ipcos

After an initial baseline measurement, Ipcos came to a remarkable conclusion: almost half of their highly trained employees were susceptible to phishing. Barely four months later, this figure was down to 13%.


Catholic Education Flanders

Pursuant to the pressure of the increasing number of phishing emails in 2020, the umbrella organisation for Catholic Education drew up an internal phishing simulation. The result showed that there were some sore points.


Bringme

Since the beginning of the Phished simulations, clear progress has been made at Bringme. In recent simulations, the phishing rate was only 5% on average. But that was not the case in the beginning.


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