Spear Phishing what is the difference from Phishing?


(Greg) #1

Spear Phishing what is the difference from Phishing?


(Jessica) #2

Hi Greg!

Phishing is tricking individuals into disclosing sensitive personal information or taking a potentially dangerous action, such as opening an infected attachment or visiting a compromised web link, using deception via email.

Spear phishing is a form of phishing where the attack specifically targets an individual or group. Since the attacker has researched the target and crafted their attack accordingly, spear phishing attacks are more likely to succeed. Spear phishing emails are often a source of APTs, which is an Advanced Persistent Threat.

Let me know if you would like more info on these topics!

Jessica S. Community Manager / Managed Services