Spear phishing is an email that appears to be from an individual or business that you know. But it isn’t. It’s from the same criminal hackers who want your credit card and bank account numbers, passwords, and the financial information on your PC.
Spear phishing is becoming more common and more personalized. Here’s a good article on recent developments.
Even large firms with lots of cyber security measures in place aren’t immune. Read about what happened to Mattel.
Want to know what criminals are charging for their stolen data? It’s cheaper than you think.
So how do you avoid becoming a victim? This is a bit lengthy but there is some good advice from experts in this blog post.