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#BHUS2017: Phishing Psychology: Why Training Fails & Attacks Prevail

Speaking at Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas today Karla Burnett, security engineer at Stripe, explored ‘phishing as a science’, shining a light on the psychology of phishing and why attacks continue to be successful. Burnett explained that the standard methods used for phishing attacks, in which we see an email from [for example] a “Nigerian prince who wants to offer you a large sum of money if you just hand over your bank details”, actually make attackers and defenders really lazy.

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