Spear phishing

Spear phishing is another commonly used technique to steal money and sensitive information from targets. In phishing, many recipients get copies of the same email. The attack casts a wide net to get as many victims as possible. In spear phishing, however, the target is preselected. The attacker will have done a lot of research about the target to know exactly what to use to catch them off guard. This makes spear phishing quite dangerous, since it can capitalize on anything. At times, information used in spear phishing attacks against organizational employees comes from insider threats that know the ranks and responsibilities of all the staff in the organization. The attacker will then create a convincing email trying to get ...

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