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Canadian Lawyers Comparatively Easier to Fool with Phishing E-mails

Results of security tests conducted lately in Canada reveals that lawyers from the Department of Justice in the country get far more easily duped into viewing phishing e-mails followed with answering them with secret details, compared to ordinary Internauts, published news.yahoo.com dated June 24, 2014.

Statistics from the government of Canada shows that each day 156m phishing electronic mails get dispatched globally. A total of 800,000 people get so deceived that they voluntarily open them while give away private data including banking info alternatively passwords, mostly following hitting on certain given web-link.

Approximately ten percent of those clicking on such web-links unwittingly give away confidential information that relates to global haul of 80k payment card numbers, passwords, bank A/Cs along with more info daily.

The Canadian government's tests showed that 37% or 1,850 lawyers from the Justice Department were duped after getting fraudulent phishing e-mails.

Carole Saindon, Spokeswoman of the Department stated that during a regulated exercise devised for educating and informing staff regarding problems related to cyber security, there wasn't any danger noticed to government information. News.yahoo.com reported this.

Saidon stated that the awareness campaign was conducted for safeguarding the Department of Justice's info system thereby better safeguarding the people of Canada. Nationpost.com reported this dated June 22, 2014.

According to Saidon, the particular exercise related to phishing threats that cyber-criminals were increasingly utilizing in their assaults. While the project moved ahead, it gave satisfaction from the considerable improvement that occurred from the campaign's efficacy.

In February 2014, The Canadian Press obtained a summary about the exercise within the purview of the Access to Information Law.

If the simulation traps anyone he'll be informed through a pop-up that provides suggestions on recognizing malevolent e-mails.

The Federal online site posts not to get 'phished' while to remember that phishing e-mails usually appear as genuine messages from an Internet merchant or the recipient's bank both representing trustworthy sources, with even graphics and logos looking real. Nationpost.com reported this.

In the meantime, additional exercises, already in their planning stage, are to be conducted in June and August, with the extent of their complications increasing slowly.

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