Spear phishing - Danger in Familiarity

Posted by Ragnar Sigurdsson

Spear phishing is a specific cyber-attack that is aimed at an individual or individuals that are associated with an organization.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) gives this example: “Customers of a telecommunications firm received an e-mail recently explaining a problem with their latest order. They were asked to go to the company website, via a link in the e-mail, to provide personal information—like their birthdates and Social Security numbers. But both the e-mail and the website w

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Topics: security awareness, phishing, spearphishing