26 Oct Study Says Phishing Scams More Likely to Reel In Millennials
A recent study conducted by UK’s Get Safe Online organization says that millennials are two times more likely to get baited by online phishing scams, compared to baby boomers.
1 out of 10 millennials between the ages of 18 to 24 admitted to have fallen to phishing, compared to 1 out of 20 in subjects 55 and above. It was also revealed that millennials lose 3 times more money on such scams and also tend to lose a larger amount at once.
The study argues that younger people may be paying less attention when reading their emails. Up to 55% of millennial respondents admitted to carelessly clicking links in spam or unsolicited emails. Surprisingly, past statistics have shown that these kinds of scams often target the older generation.
Source: Bleeping Computer