Spear phishing emails are on the rise and should be closely monitored by your company. Keep an eye out for emails claiming to have good deals or offers or impersonating other people.
Below are some key points surrounding spear phishing attacks:
- These are fraudulent emails either aping staff through similar looking email accounts or by hacking in and impersonating people leading to the theft of deployment of viral payloads
- 3.1 billion spoofed emails are sent every day
- Scam messages have cost businesses £23 billion since 2016
- Phishing was used in 36% of cyber-attacks
These show the threat of phishing emails in the current landscape of cyberspace. With the development of new technologies and security measures, new techniques to scam people are also developed.
The main factor in a scammer’s attack is the human response to this threat. To keep this from happening, make sure your staff are trained up to understand what a phishing email is, what it looks like, and what to do when they receive one.
Make sure to enable MFA on your email account, keep an eye out for any spoofed email addresses, and make sure to block and report any fraudulent emails to ensure this does not happen to your business.