Advanced Persistent Threats and Spear Phishing


If you are serious about Online security, you should check out these folks at Firmex. It appears they know a thing or two about protecting your cloud based data.

In a new blog post, Debbie Stephenson discussed the threat posed by highly skilled hackers called – spear phishing.

Debbie Stephenson:

The most common means of infiltration is spear phishing – crafting a convincing email purportedly from a trusted source that, when opened, infects the victim’s computer. If it sounds too simple, don’t be fooled. Spear phishing emails have improved tenfold in just a few short years and are now virtually impossible to detect by the untrained eye. Even the most security conscious organizations are falling victim to spear phishing, like RSA Security in 2011. The problem is “humans trust email as a platform, and that’s [our] first downfall” (Mimoso, 2012).

Infographic below provides more detail of the threat and how you can protect yourself:

cyber_security-phishing_email-firmex-infographic_1-670x6473-1 [Via: Firmex: Virtual Data Rooms]
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