The Surprising Success of Email Phishing [Infogaphic]

email phishing

Every bit of blog comment spam or phishing emails I receive, I ask myself, “Who are these people?” and “Is it really worth the effort?”

According to the infographic, below, it would appear so.

I wasn’t surprised that 156 million phishing emails are sent every day (just peak in your Gmail spam folder–there’s plenty of email phishing in there).

What really surprised me, was the 80,000 people who fall for phishing scams–every day!

Take a look:

phishing-emails-statistics-update-infographic

[Click for Larger]

Let this be a reminder and warning to us all!

Be sure to click on the infographic, too, as it includes a few points on how not to get phished.

Carry on … and stay safe. ;-)

[via Love Infographics]

27 SHARES

Eric Dye

I am an entrepreneur and human rights advocate. I spend most of my time as writer and editor for ChurchMag and Finding Justice, but you can also find me working on Live Theme and for the International Human Rights Group. All while enjoying my family and sipping espresso in Italy.

What would you like to say?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>