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Top Five SecurityIQ Phishing Templates: April Edition

May 8, 2018 by Megan Sawle

With over 1,000 phishing templates in SecurityIQ, it can be difficult to pick the best templates for your team. We took a look back at April’s campaigns and compiled the five most popular phishing templates of the month. These are the templates with the most sends in April — templates that other admins like you like to send their teams the most.

Use these monthly lists to gain insights on other admins’ campaign choices, or to benchmark your own team’s performance. We’ll release a new list every month to help keep you informed.

In no particular order, here are the most popular SecurityIQ phishing templates from April.


eFax – You Have a New Fax (With Malware)

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Open rate: 13.7%

New Java Version Rollout (With Spearphishing)

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 3/5
  • Open rate: 17.9%

Cloud File Sharing – New File Notification

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 22.6%

Google Calendar Appointment Reminder (With Calendar Phishing)

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 15.6%

Netflix – Account Reset

  • Attack type: Drive by
  • Difficulty: 4/5
  • Open rate: 22.9%

Please note: Template performance data pulled 4/30/2018. Metrics may change overtime.

Posted: May 8, 2018
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Megan Sawle
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Megan Sawle is a communications and research professional with 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, bioscience and higher education. Megan leads Infosec’s research strategy, leveraging study findings to mature its cybersecurity education offerings and build awareness of cybersecurity diversity and skill shortage challenges. Since joining the team, she’s directed research projects on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics ranging from dark web marketplaces and phishing kits to the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) and the importance of soft skills in cybersecurity roles. Megan is a University of Wisconsin-Stout graduate, an avid equestrian and (very) amateur mycologist.

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