Phishing via email is the attempt to trick people into clicking a link, or opening an attachment, that subsequently installs malware or requests certain credentials on a fake or spoofed website. The attacker masquerades as a reputable organisation or person and will usually create a story that is compelling enough for the victim to carry out the desired action.
What Is 'Phishing'?
What Is 'Simulated Phishing'?
Spear phishing is a highly targeting form of phishing attack
How do you spear phish?
We select a target, we carry out detailed OSINT (open source intelligence) and we start to form a profile of that person. We then craft a phishing email tailored to that one individual using all of the intelligence we have gathered. Because the attack is personalised it has a greater chance of success.
Why spear phish?
Spear phishing is a technique widely used by social engineers to compromise their victims. Knowing their tactics is the first step to defending against them. It also highlights the need for caution in regards to the information that is openly posted on the internet.
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