Building societal resilience against phishing attacks
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Phishing attacks remain a huge threat and are becoming more prevalent every year. Phishing attacks are increasing and are becoming more frequent, events that hinder the ability of cybersecurity operations to effectively defend against them. The term ‘phishing’ comes from the concept of hackers ‘fishing’ for sensitive information by creating "bait" in the form of deceptive emails and texts. Investigate phishing attacks before or during expected or unexpected social, political, economic events and create targeted information to effectively understand and address the problem. Despite awareness efforts by cybersecurity organizations, phishing attacks are still successful at the expense of much of society. The main axes analyzed are the overview of phishing attacks by classifying them, based on events and population groups. Further identified and analyzed existing classifications. Also, included tables and figures from existing studies. Phishing attacks are categorized based on the main features used. Additionally, searched topics like phishing scams related to COVIT-19 and disinformation during the pandemic, etc., and investigated phishing attacks before the pandemic. Also, list the key characteristics of the attacks and then list the key information in a table. A list of anti-phishing countermeasures, e.g., how to recognize red flags for phishing etc. Identify awareness efforts aimed at educating people about phishing attacks. Finally, evaluating one hundred infographics by collecting and analyzing the qualities through a framework for the overall quality of the awareness material. Analyzing the results and draw our conclusions based on them. In conclusion, by presenting elements for the correct creation of an infographic.