In this concluding post on the topic of Spear Phishing, allow me to share something which happened to one of our clients last week.
One of the dangerous issues we currently face with spam emails is that of spear phishing – a type of phishing spam email targeted at the recipient. While most spam deploy a shotgun approach (send billions of emails and see what sticks), spear phishing attacks are specifically aimed the recipient, requiring hackers to do homework on the targeted victim. It is by no means random.
For the second month running, the level of spam and viruses has dropped, as the US and Brazil continue being the primary sources, according to managed security firm, Network Box.