So long, and thanks for all the phish

How to avoid that hook at the end of a fraudster’s line


Published/updated: November 2017

By Richard Edwards

Phishing is the attempt to obtain personal, private, or commercial assets – usually information or funds – by impersonating a trustworthy source. Fraudsters commonly use email phishing scams to trick their prey, but messaging apps, social media, fake websites and phone calls can also be part of the picture.

Mass-mailing phishing attacks appear to be subsiding, but this shouldn’t lull business and IT managers into a false sense of security, as attackers are now focusing their efforts on spear-phishing campaigns. Using cleverly crafted messages and a range of exploits to bypass traditional email security measures, it’s estimated that perpetrators have already tricked unsuspecting businesses out of $5 billion[1].

This Temperature Check of 330 IT professionals reveals that attackers are regularly impersonating senior managers and targeting specific business departments. So, what’s to be done?

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