SpamStopsHere Announces Sharp Rise in Spear Phishing Attacks

SpamStopsHere email security solutions, reported today that “spear phishing” attacks are rising sharply. Attacks have increased 10-fold since January 2005.

Spear phishing is the latest spam technique used by cyber-criminals to gain access to secure corporate networks and steal sensitive data. Unlike traditional phishing attacks in which millions of emails are sent indiscriminately, spear phishing attacks are extremely targeted and focus on one end user or organization at a time. Spear phishing emails are designed to appear as if they are sent from a trusted individual or particular department within one’s organization, and typically ask for login IDs and passwords. SpamStopsHere Anti Spam Service Press Releases

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 25th October 2005 6:54AM