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Phishing gets more personal and harder to detect

Tuesday February 12, 2019. 03:28 PM , from BetaNews
An analysis of phishing attacks in the final quarter of 2018 reveals the majority of attacks showed an increase in target personalization, making them considerably more difficult to detect. The study by email protection start up INKY shows 12 percent of phishing attacks in the period took the form of corporate VIP impersonations, 10 percent were sender forgery and six percent were via corporate email spoofing. The corporate impersonation attacks often take place in real time and involve a scenario where the CEO (or perhaps someone from finance) is claimed to be in a meeting, or is in a limited… [Continue Reading]
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