Who is more susceptible to phishing emails? : a Saudi Arabian study

Alseadoon, Ibrahim, Chan, Taizan, Foo, Ernest, & Gonzalez Nieto, Juan M. (2012) Who is more susceptible to phishing emails? : a Saudi Arabian study. In Lamp, John (Ed.) Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, Deakin University, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria.

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Phishing emails cause enormous losses to both users and organisations. The goal of this study is to determine which individuals are more vulnerable to phishing emails. To gain this information an experiment has been developed which involves sending phishing email to users and collecting information about users. The detection deception model has been applied to identify users’ detection behaviour. We find that users who have less email experience and high levels of submissiveness have increased susceptibility. Among those, users who have high susceptibility levels and high openness and extraversion are more likely to carry on the harmful action embedded in phishing emails.

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ID Code: 59308
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: phishing emails, phishing attacks, ability to suspect phishing emails, human factors, human behaviour
ISBN: 9781741561722
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Authors/ACIS
Deposited On: 24 Apr 2013 07:26
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 22:58

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