PHISHING AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONMukhtar Umar Bagarawa,Abba Nasir Mu?azu, Mansur Aliyu
There was reportedly $13.2 billion dollar in losses to phishing attacks during 2018 and the number of attacks is everyday increasing particularly among the younger generation of less than 40 years of age. The purpose of this study was to identify the level of student awareness related to specific phishing tactics. Findings revealed that while students are unlikely to provide personal information in response to an email/SMS request, they can be easily tricked by numerous other tactics. This paper reports the findings of the study in addition to listing suggested points to employ for creating phishing awareness. According to Kumaraguru et al; Education is the most powerful tool available for combating the growing phishing security threat and student vulnerability.
Keywords: Phishing, Awareness, Students, Tertiary, Institution, Nigeria.