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Harm on Mobile

Most Mobile Data Attacks Still Via Email… SMS Second!

Most incidents of Phishing or Spoofing on smartphones still occur via Email, according to MEF’s 9th Annual Trust Study, with 52% of users reporting personal experience of data harm via this channel. Surprisingly, 39% of those users still took no preventative measures to protect their online data. SMS and Voice (phonecalls) were the joint second most reported channels for Phishing and Spoofing attempts for 39% of users, followed by WhatsApp (30%). However, more users are taking protective action against breaches on these channels – perhaps highlighting the acceptance of Email as a ‘dirty’ channel.