Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Spear-Phishing Attack

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A spear-phishing attack could bring your company to its knees today. For all you know, you may already be under attack. That could result in a data breach that lands your company in the glare of the news cameras and in hot water with your customers, partners and investors.

The article is a helpful reminder that your employees often make life easier for attackers by being the weakest link in your network defences.

Social media is a rich hunting ground for hackers. Names, locations, photos, interests, connections, partnerships, vacation details, email addresses and phone numbers this is often the information that hackers use to target specific employees through well-crafted, highly personalised emails.

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