7 Most Prevalent Phishing Subject Lines

Chances are good there’s a phishing scam lurking amid your emails right now. If there isn’t, then perhaps there will be tomorrow, or the next day. The question is, will you fall for it?

Webroot has scanned thousands of phishing emails from the past 18 months to learn more about the trends around common subject lines designed to trick targets. Webroot CISO Gary Hayslip presented the findings to about 100 fellow CISOs around the country and learned “almost everybody’s seeing the same thing,” he says. Financially related messages and notions of urgency are commonly seen in phishing emails, albeit under different subject lines.

Learn what the most commonly used phishing subject lines are, what messages they include, and what they reveal about their attackers’ goals and tactics, on DarkReading.