Emerging Risk: Phishing vs. Spear Phishing: How to defend against these attacks?

Almost every internet user with an email account has received emails pretending to originate at some financial institution or other well-known entity, most often in bad English and likely from an organisation that they do not have any relation to. All of these urge the recipient to click on some link to prevent some dire consequence. Many of these emails try to collect personal information, account data or passwords. In other scenarios, the goal is infecting the user workstation with some kind of malware or backdoor. Today, almost all of these attacks are initiated for some kind of financial gain.

201406-PRA Risk Advisory June 26

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