What is a Phishing Simulation?

Updated by Sam McDougall

What is a Phishing email? - From the National Cyber Security Centre

'Phishing' is when criminals use scam emails, text messages or phone calls to trick their victims. The aim is often to make you visit a website, which may download a virus onto your computer, or steal bank details or other personal information.

This page explains how to report phishing attempts, and protect yourself from scammers.

A Phishing Simulation is where an email imitating a Phishing email is sent to a user's inbox for the purpose of training. This may include things such as a spoofed domain, spelling errors and suspicious links. Boxphish offers a vast library of these, which have been shown to combat real phishing attempts by raising awareness among the user base.

Below are some examples of some of Boxphish's Phishing simulations:

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