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Protect yourself from Spear Phishing: Security Through Obscurity

11.12.2012 by Alice Cullen

Here’s a question: what’s tripled in the last year, cost organisations £808 million in financial losses and lost business, and produces 8 victims for every 100,000 targeted users? Answer: spear phishing. Fraud is now recognised as one of the most commonly committed crimes. Staggeringly, more than 30 million consumers are defrauded each year and in recent years, postal and telephone fraud has quickly transitioned into the digital realm. Online criminals have since refined their techniques to evolve into the highly complex spear phishing. But what exactly is it and how can you protect yourself from falling victim to spear phishers?…

#BackToBasics – What is Spear Phishing?

6.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

We are all aware of the threats associated with spam email but what about the more sophisticated email scams? In the latest of our #BackToBasics series of posts we take a look at the ever-evolving cyber threat of spear phishing.…