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New tool from Cloudmark is designed to defend against spear phishing

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    The nature of how cyber attacks start is changing. Today's malicious actors are not merely opportunistic, they know what information they want and who to target to get at it. For example, the 2014 breach at JP Morgan reportedly began when an IT employee opened a specially-crafted email and was tricked into providing credentials to a vulnerable internal machine. Attackers used the privileges of that person's credentials to move around the network until they were able to find and exfiltrate 83 million records in one of the largest data breaches of the year.

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