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Phishing and Cybercrime Risks in a University Student Community

Broadhurst, Roderic; Skinner, Katie; Sifniotis, Nick; Matamoros-Macias, Bryan; Ipsen Fan, Yuguang


In an exploratory quasi-experimental observational study, 138 participants recruited during a university orientation week were exposed to social engineering directives in the form of fake email or phishing attacks over several months in 2017. These email attacks attempted to elicit personal information from participants or entice them into clicking links which may have been compromised in a real-world setting. The study aimed to determine the risks of cybercrime for students by observing their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3176319
Access Rights: Open Access


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