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Phishing risks in a university student community

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


In an exploratory quasi-experimental study, 138 students recruited during a university orientation week were exposed to social engineering directives in the form of fake emails, or phishing, over several months in 2017. The study assessed the risks of cybercrime for students by observing their responses. Three types of scam emails were distributed that varied in the degree of individualisation: generic, tailored, and targeted or 'spear'. The study explored the influence of scam type, cybercrime...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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