Security Behaviour Database
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SB159 Does not click a phishing link

Clicking on a phishing link could lead you to a fake website that asks for private credentials, or tricks you into downloading malicious software. This could lead to account compromise and increase information security risk.

Why is it important?

Not clicking on a phishing link prevents malware contained therein being activated, or credentials being accessed and stolen, depending on the nature of attack.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Account Compromise

Account Compromise

Account compromise happens when unauthorised people access them.

Data Theft

Data Theft

Data theft is the intentional stealing of data.

Data Leak

Data Leak

A data leak is when data is accidentally or intentionally disclosed to unauthorised people.

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