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IDG Contributor Network: Multi-stage spear phishing – bait, hook and catch

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Oct
2017
IDG Contributor Network: Multi-stage spear phishing – bait, hook and catch

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Cybercriminals have an extensive history of conducting attacks that cast a wide net hitting as many people as possible. Nearly everyone has received emails from a wealthy foreign banker, a Nigerian prince offering to pay you an exorbitant sum of money, or from a sketchy drug company offering a new drug that promises to revolutionize your love life.

However, cybercriminals are now taking an “enterprise” approach. Similar to B2B enterprise sales, they go after a smaller number of targets, with the goal of extracting a much greater payload with highly personalized attacks.

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