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Something Phishy: how to identify and avoid phishing scams - Tahawul Tech

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Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behaviour as the weakest link in an organisations cyber-defense. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in emails and today we see phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads. Phishing emails have led to massive data exposures, which caused major reputational and financial damage in the private and public sector over the last few years. As cybercriminals continue to prey on employees through their technology, they are always taking measures to be one step ahead. In an organisation all it takes is one employee to take the bait.

Today’s phishing attacks are so prevalent and so convincing across organisations. What started off as simply “phishing” has now developed into three branches of attacks: the classics, mass phishing and spear phishing, and the recently emerging trend of Business Email Compromise tactic acting as a subset of spear phishing. Business Email...(continued)

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