Kennebunk, ME (November 4, 2015) — Plixer International, a leading network incident response and security analytics company, announced today the release of their Phishing Attack education game called Click Click Phish. Free to play for all individuals and nonprofits, the game leverages an underwater theme with a fish that helps guide the player to making good decisions when evaluating each email. The objective of the game is to evaluate the links in each email before the water runs out of the tank. If the user clicks on anything other than Safe or Unsafe, the game ends and the user must start over. At the end of the game, a score is provided and users can see how they performed in comparison to others. There is also an option to register which allows players to track their performance over time.
“After being involved with over 40 customer case studies, it became clear to us that we had to do something to help the Internet community get educated on the dangers of clicking on things they shouldn’t,” Michael Patterson, CEO of Plixer said, “Businesses need to be proactive about making sure their employees know how to avoid infections by carefully evaluating the links in the emails they receive.”
While email phishing can be detrimental to businesses, it is equally important to use caution when opening emails at home. Parents can use the game as a teaching tool for their children or seniors can use it to brush up on their computer skills. With the increase in online shopping during the holiday season, this skill is especially important to protect you and your computer from viruses and scam artists.
For a comprehensive experience, businesses can utilize the paid option to enroll employees into an ongoing phishing attack training program where players are emailed regularly (approximately once per quarter). Managers are given the scores of their employees and it even sends warnings to employees who put off the game. Statistical reports can be generated which allows organizations to determine which employees or areas of the company need additional trainings. Along with being used as a workplace training, schools can use this game to teach students internet safety.
“Learning to mouse over links without clicking is a very important habit to maintain when reviewing the safety of emails,” Patterson said, “This is a phishing attack education game that applies to Internet users of all ages and tries to make the process fun.”
To play the game and see if you can recognize phishing attacks, visit: https://www.ClickClickPhish.com.
Plixer International, Inc. is a leading threat detection and flow forensics provider focused at engineering the incident response system for uncovering unwanted communication behaviors. Rather than depending on packet signatures, their strategy uncovers unwanted communications by leveraging NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow and other derivatives. The company was built by network and system engineers who understand the need for scalable distributed collection solutions that meet the dynamic demands of security and network professionals. Customers include Walmart, CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, AT&T, Raytheon and Xerox. To learn more, please visit https://www.plixer.com.
Published in Press Releases 2015