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Report: Four Out Of Five Phishing Attacks Use Security Scams

Phishers scare users into clicking by sending security 'alerts,' Websense says
Email scammers are increasingly using security as their chief weapon for fooling users into clicking on infected links and attachments, according to a report issued this week.

In a blog about spear-phishingposted Tuesday, researchers from Websense posted new data about phishing trends, including the most popular methods of attack.

"After an analysis looking at the most recent quarter of this year, Websense Security Labs has determined that four of the top five subject lines of phishing attempts by volume are security messages," the blog states.

The top five phishing email subject lines are:

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