Twitter sends employees fake spam to see if they’ll fall for it

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: You might want to brush up on your cyber security skills, because the next phishing scam email you get could be from your boss. Nicole Bogart reports.

NEW YORK – The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.

With high-profile security breaches on the rise, from Sony Pictures to Anthem, companies are on the defensive. And they want to make sure their employees are not a hack waiting to happen.

Data show phishing emails are more and more common as entry points for hackers. Unwittingly clicking on a link in a scam email could unleash malware into a network or provide other access to cyberthieves.

So a growing number of companies, including Twitter Inc., are giving their workers a pop quiz, testing security savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites.

READ MORE: Beginner’s guide to protecting your information online

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