Posts made in September, 2017

Recent Spear Phishing Attacks

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Recently one of my corporate customers weathered an email spear phishing attack.  An administrative assistant received an email purportedly from the CEO, but the details were a bit off.  The assistant questioned a fact implicit in the email, that the CEO would have known.  The assistant called me to investigate, and investigate I did! It turns out the email only appeared to be from the CEO.  It actually was from a criminal masquerading as the CEO using a purposely similar email address.  Here is an example to illustrate this technique.  Suppose you normally email bill@microsoft.com.  One day you get an email from bill@microosoft.com asking you for confidential...

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