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Expert: FIN4 phishing attacks show new operational sophistication - TechTarget

Phishing has long been such a common attack vector that enterprise information security teams have endeavored to educate users about the dangers of opening suspicious emails and attachments.

Now, phishers are becoming so adept at crafting compelling lures that one expert has warned education alone is no longer enough to mitigate the most sophisticated phishing attempts.

Case in point: This week advanced threat-detection vendor FireEye Inc. unmasked an attacker group, dubbed FIN4, which has targeted more than 100 organizations since at least mid-2013. According to FireEye's report, FIN4 has largely focused on compromising account credentials for high-profile users who are knowledgeable of corporate mergers and acquisitions, major announcements and other events that have yet to take place, with the suspected goal of using the stolen information to make lucrative plays on the stock market.

A new breed of sophisticated phishing attacks While it's certainly common for...(continued)
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