Research Article Phishing Susceptibility: An Investigation Into the Processing of a Targeted Spear Phishing Email

@article{Wang2012ResearchAP,
  title={Research Article Phishing Susceptibility: An Investigation Into the Processing of a Targeted Spear Phishing Email},
  author={Jingguo Wang and Tejaswini Herath and Rui Chen and Arun Vishwanath and H. Raghav Rao},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication},
  year={2012},
  volume={55},
  pages={345-362}
}
Research problem: Phishing is an email-based scam where a perpetrator camouflages emails to appear as a legitimate request for personal and sensitive information. Research question: How do individuals process a phishing email, and determine whether to respond to it? Specifically, this study examines how users' attention to “visual triggers” and “phishing deception indicators” influence their decision-making processes and consequently their decisions. Literature review: This paper draws upon the… CONTINUE READING