March 11th, 2021 by Arash Digital
Illustration of Spear Phising
Spear phising is a method where someone crafted an email with phising link inside that are uniquely targeted into a specific individual, organization, or a company. Spear phising usually used to steal data and informations regarding the target, but often it's used to inject malwares and other unwanted programs onto target's device. It is also possible for both case to happen simultaneously leading to a bigger impact for the target.
Here is an example case of how spear phising worked.
So how do companies prevent this? It's quite simple actually, but yet overlooked too often. Always check the email sender first. If the sender is suspicious, then placing skepticism over the content of the email is truly justified. Reporting that email to the IT department of the company is recommended for further handling.