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Spear phishing 101: what you need to know

29
Jan
2020
Spear phishing 101: what you need to know

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Phishing, a cyberattack method as old as viruses and Nigerian Princes, continues to be one of the most popular means of initiating a breach against individuals and organizations, even in 2020. The tactic is so effective, it has spawned a multitude of sub-methods, including smishing (phishing via SMS), pharming, and the technique du jour for this blog: spear phishing.

But first, a quick parable.

A friend of mine received a blitz of emails over the course of a few days, all geared toward their Netflix account.

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