Spear-Phishing Attacks, What It Is and How It Can Be Prevented
A phishing or spear-phishing attack is one of the most common cyber security attacks due to its simplicity and effectiveness. A phishing attack is a socially engineered attack in which the threat actor uses a litany of methods to trick an authorized user into revealing the threat actor their login credentials. After obtaining said login credentials it’s most common for the perpetrator of the phishing attack to sell them on dark web markets or they use your credentials to enter the organization's system to extract data or establish a back door and lie and wait. The attempts to contact the authorized user are usually done through the medium of emails, texts, calls, direct messages, and in some more sophisticated cases through physical mail.
January 3, 2023
Emery WollerscheidRead More