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Multiple organizations report Phishing attacks targeting employee data

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 24, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    Within the last few weeks, four organizations have confirmed Phishing attacks targeting employee data. In three of those cases the attacks were successful, leading to breach notifications. One of the targeted firms was a security company, and luckily the attack failed.

    Spear Phishing is a targeted Phishing attack, but one variant of a Spear Phishing attack has spiked in popularity over the last year or so. It's called BEC, or Business Email Compromise. It's a Phishing attack that targets businesses, and uses corporate email as the attack path.

    BEC attacks are personal, rarely automated, and when messages are exchanged it's the attacker talking on the other side. If done right, the victim will never know something's wrong until it's too late.

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