Eastern Michigan University

Phishing Education Program from Phishme.com

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Beginning in July 2013, approximately 950 EMU staff members were enrolled in the PhishMe Spear Phishing Education program. Each staff member received the enrollment notification via EagleMail announcing the program. A new simulation and training exercise is delivered each month.

The table below shows the results of phishing simulations sent each month. Note the number of victims, highlighted in yellow, who entered their passwords. Also, be sure to click on the Email Simulation column to learn more about each simulation and how to avoid becoming a victim.

Date Sent
Opened Email /Clicked Link
Entered Password
Marked as Spam
Repeat Victim
Email Simulation
7/30/13

324/66

42 148 2 July Report
8/22/13 323/63 34 148 10 Aug Report
9/16/13 603/279 185 143 17 Sept Report
10/14/13 338/58 35 153 17 Oct Report
11/25/13 291/10 2 122 2 Nov Report
12/11/13 449/134 89 96 14

Dec Report

1/29/14

332/58

58 5 13

Jan Report

2/18/14 16/9 7 145 8

Feb Report

3/26/14 474/44 222 27 71

March Report

4/21/14 377/67 19 110 7

April Report

5/28/14 597/216 146 116 24

May Report

Phishing Education page image

The program is not designed to punish you, but rather to provide good advice on how to avoid becoming a victim in the future.

Each simulation, most of which were patterned after actual phishing emails received at EMU, entices you to click on a link or attachment which asks that you enter your NetID* and password.

If you fall victim to the phishing scam, you are redirected to an education page, which looks like the image shown here, where you are to view a one-minute video on phishing.

For more information about the Phishing Education Program, contact Rocky Jenkins at rjenkins@emich.edu.

*formerly my.emich username