After watching this video you will be able to:
- Learn how to quickly identify a spear phishing email.
- How you are selected for an attack
- Learn What Spear Phishing is and how it differs from just a simple phishing email
- How to tell if this is a legitimate email.
A little about Spear Phishing First:
One of the most common threats to business and individual systems is phishing but there is a more dangerous form known as Spear Phishing. Spear Phishing is a more directed, personal and targeted attack on individuals within the business.
The attacker has done research on you in most cases and looked us information about businesses in your area and ins some cases may know your business colleagues. Because this is a deliberate attack on you and your business and because the volume of emails that are used are often way too low to be detected by Anti-spam systems.
This form of hacking is well known but you need to educate yourself about this kind of attack and bring awareness to your co-workers and staff. Because users are starting to learn more about the methods these people are using the hackers have been forced to come up new methods to fool users into opening the links.