SPEAR FISHING IS THE
DANGEROUS EMAIL THREAT
Email is an essential tool for many users. It is a means of
communication widely used by both individuals and
companies. It offers a wide range of possibilities and we can
also use it on multiple devices. The point is that it is also a
type of platform through which hackers introduce their threats.
Especially in recent times, different methods of generating
conflict have emerged. But to stay on safer side always have
total security software on your device and many more points
we will talk about to avoid Spear phishing.
What is Spear Phishing?
As we know, a Phishing attack is that technique by which a
cybercriminal seeks to steal users' passwords. Basically they
pose as a company or service and in this way seek to gain the
trust of the victim. They may ask that we change the
password, fill out a form or send information of some kind.
These are usually generic emails. It can also come through
SMS or even through social networks. It is a message that is
often translated into several languages. We may even receive
emails of this type from a supposed bank where we do not
have an account.
However, Spear Phishing goes beyond that. This type of
attack is based on the analysis of the hackers. They
investigate the victim, learn about their tastes, their daily
operations, information they can collect, etc. In this way, they
manage to capture the victim's attention even more.
Why is it more dangerous than normal Phishing attacks? A
simple phishing email is easier for you to miss. That is to say,
let's say we receive a message like "dear customer", "we
need you to confirm your password" ... Now let's say we
receive another one sent directly to us. For example, calling
us by our name and surname, informing us of an alleged
irregularity on a platform where we have an account, etc. Data
that, in short, are real. This makes it easier for the victim to
believe that there really is a problem and that they must act.
How Spear Phishing Works?