The Difference Between Phishing and Spear Phishing
You’ve seen us mention both phishing and spear phishing in alerts and advisories. Here’s a look at the differences.
Phishing attacks are typically emails sent to a wide target audience with the intent of acquiring login credentials, account numbers, Social Security numbers, or other Private Information. The goal of the attackers is to commit Identity Theft. Although it used to be quite easy to identify the attacks because of poor grammar and other “telltales,” the attacks have become more sophisticated. It’s now possible for an attacker to purchase tool kits to create... ...