Evolution of spear phishing

Evolution of Spear Phishing by Barracuda explores steps to identifying, preventing and responding to potentially devastating spear phishing attacks.

Spear phishing is the latest evolution in the phishing trend; it’s highly targeted and rapidly becoming the most significant security threat today.

According to the FBI, there were 40,000 reported spear phishing incidents between October 2013 and December 2016, a number that has only increased in the past two years.

This white paper reviews the evolution of spear phishing, key targets, and best practices to prevent these pervasive attacks:

Spotting highly personalised, impersonated spear phishing attacks

Creating a comprehensive email security and management strategy

A new organisational approach to targeted threats