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Understanding the objectives of Phishing
An in-depth understanding of these cyberattacks is imperative to safeguard your organisation. This blog delves into the intricacies of phishing, encompassing the motives behind these attacks, the diverse array of phishing tactics, and proactive measures to secure your email and business. Phishing emails serve as the bait that lures unsuspecting victims into taking detrimental actions, ranging from financial transactions to data disclosure. The primary objectives of phishing attacks revolve around monetary gain and data acquisition.
1. Spear Phishing: Highly personalized emails aim at individuals or businesses to solicit sensitive information or distribute malware.
2. Whaling: A subset of spear phishing, it targets high-level executives, masquerading as trusted sources to extract information or money.
3. Smishing: Utilizing text messages, smishing claims to be from trusted sources, coercing victims to share sensitive data or make financial transfers.
4. Vishing: Voice phishing involves impersonating trusted entities, such as the IRS or a bank, in phone calls to extract personal information.
5. Business Email Compromise (BEC): A sophisticated spear phishing attack employing legitimate email addresses to deceive victims into authorising fraudulent transactions.
6. Angler Phishing: Social media users are targeted, with fake customer service accounts tricking users into divulging sensitive information, often affecting financial institutions and e-commerce businesses.
7. Brand Impersonation: Perpetrated across various communication channels, it impersonates reputable businesses to deceive customers and tarnish brand image.
Emails form the lifeblood of modern business operations. Yet, securing them effectively can be challenging. Partnering with an experienced IT service provider, like us, can ensure comprehensive protection against cyberattacks, allowing you to focus on core tasks without worries. Reach out to us today!
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