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Anatomy of a spear phishing attack – with example scam
With cyber crime quickly becoming a top priority for organisations, IT admins have felt the pressure to invest in network defences and ensure their systems aren’t breached. But those measures aren’t much help when criminals use phishing scams to bypass organisations’ defences and hit them where they’re most vulnerable: their employees. Fraudsters have countless tricks up their sleeve when targeting people for attacks, but perhaps the most dangerous is spear phishing. Let’s take a look at how it works, along with an example to help you spot the clues of an attack. What is spear phishing? Spear phishing is a form of email attack in which fraudsters tailor their message to a specific person.
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