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Email Subject: Salary Increase Notice – Will you click?

Emails (or should I say, the never-ending flood of messages in your inbox) are always packed with a ton of spam and sneaky phishing attempts. It’s like playing a never-ending game of “Is this for real or just another scam?” With security awareness on the rise, it’s more important than ever to be able to sniff out the real deal from the fakes.

Here’s a hilarious (yet slightly facepalm-worthy) story from Japan: There’s this company that thought they had a genius idea for security training. They decided to regularly send spam emails to their employees to test their vigilance. But get this, they titled the email attachment as “Salary Increase Notice.” Can you guess what happened next? Yup, every single employee couldn’t resist the temptation and eagerly opened the attachment. Talk about an epic fail in security training!

Lesson learned: Sometimes the best intentions can backfire, and even the smartest folks can fall for a cleverly disguised trap. Stay sharp, folks!