The type of phishing which is highly used by intruders these days is spear phishing. Basically, spear-phishing is an attempt to steal sensitive data such as financial information by sending email to targeted individuals or organizations.
This is achieved by collecting personal details of the target, such as frequent locations, hometown, friends, and online purchase details. The receiver is so well-researched that the spear phisher can send personalised emails provoking their emotions.
For this reason, the receiver clicks on the mail without giving a second thought, and the purpose of cybercriminal hacking or stealing the information about bank details is met. [Read more…] about What is Spear Phishing? Tips to Prevent it