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What is spear phishing?

Spear phishing is an electronic communication or email specifically targeted towards individuals, businesses, or organizations. Spear phishing is often used as a carefully planned strategy to steal sensitive data with malicious intent. Criminals can also use this approach to install malware on the victim's device.    A potential victim receives an email from a trustworthy source (made to look trustworthy by attackers). If trapped by the criminal’s email, the victim lands on a spurious website that is full of harmful malware. The success rate for criminals with spear phishing is more because they use clever tactics to invoke urgency and emotions to get their attention. The criminals use social engineering techniques and an individually designed approach to target victims.  

In Netenrich  

 

Netenrich empowers enterprises by enabling them to take a proactive approach towards spear phishing attacks. KNOW or Knowledge Now is Netenrich’s threat intelligence dashboard and cybersecurity news aggregator. You get free threat intel on domains, recent sandboxes, hashes, and relevant insights to track spear phishing attacks. A complete overview, context, and technical details from our threat intelligence dashboard help enterprises to discover, identify and act on threats in real-time.

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