Phishing email subject lines which launch Ransomware

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The Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report states that ransomware is growing at an annual rate of 350 percent. Means, ransomware has turned into a game changer in the world of cyber crime.

Therefore, enterprises all over the world are seeing ‘ransomware’ as a big threat to their digital assets. Reason-the said malware not only has the potential to disrupt services but can also prove fatal to those businesses for whom data means life,

So, to all those who want to protect their organization from the next ransomware outbreak, here’s a list of top 10 global most clicked phishing email subject lines for Q2.

1.) Security Alert -21%
2.) Revised Vacation & Sick Time Policy-14%
3.) UPS label Delivery 1ZBE312TNY00015011-10%
4.) Breaking News- United Airlines Passenger Dies from Brain Hemorrhage on Plane- Video-10%
5.) A Delivery Attempt was made-10%
6.) All employees need to update your health care info-9%
7.) Change the password required immediately-8%
8.) Password check required immediately-7%
9.) Unusual sign-in activity-6%
10.) Urgent Action required-6%

The list was published in KnowBe4, a security awareness training company that provides a free phishing security test that tells what percentage of your employees are phishing prone.

Thus, KnowBe4 has offered a list of 10 phishing email subject lines which can help enterprise employees protect their company’s digital assets from ransomware attacks.

FYI, security experts all over the world agree to the point that by inculcating security awareness among employees, most of the ransomware threats can be prevented.

Note- Ransomware is a malware variant which spreads through phishing email campaigns. Technically, this malware variant takes hostage of data on the corporate database and keeps it in encrypted form until a ransom is paid.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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