A new study conducted by a group of students from University at Buffalo aims to explain the psychology of phishing and why do people keep on falling for it.
The study showed that the people who fall for phishing scams are not basically ignorant about technology. The victims are usually those who immediately accept friend requests in Facebook, who click on links right away and sometimes, those who just want to help.
Experts warn online users that most of these scammers are run by huge gangs who are pertinent information such as password, bank details and money. The study also proved that women are more vulnerable to such scams than men.
Source: New States Man