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. https://www.mimecast.com/blog/2019/04/c-level-fraud-and-spear-phishing-across-international-boundaries/
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C-LEVEL FRAUD AND SPEAR-PHISHING ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES
Cave drawing found in southern France showing early spear-fishing have been dated back 16,000 years, and whaling has been practiced as an organized industry as early as 875 AD. While spear-fishing started out as an effective way to provide sustenance for early man and whaling started out as a means to provide fuel (whale oil) and raw materials to fund other endeavors. So, isn’t it amazing that modern cybercriminals utilize techniques that actually date back thousands of years before computing was even a thought? Spear-Phishing Demystified. Early phishing campaigns relied on blanketing large audience with a simple email making what looked like a valid request but in fact masked the insertion of malware. It was a numbers game and the criminals came out on top for the time it took security vendors to find preventative measures. READ MORE