Ingressum is an innovative provider of cybercrime protection and intelligence services that proactively responds against online threats and reduces the risks posed by spear phishing
, email domain spoofing, malware, and other cyber-attacks.
It provides immediate protection for cloud application users by automatically eliminating social engineering threats - spear phishing
, phishing, and business email scams.
In a spear phishing
attack, victims are tricked into clicking on something -- a web link or an e-mail attachment -- that allows hackers to surreptitiously connect to their systems, allowing them a foothold they can exploit to laterally move throughout the network until they find useful information.
: Attackers send an email that prompts users to follow a link to reset their Office 365 credentials.
Targeted spear phishing
attacks present much more of a threat, as they often pick just one or a few targets and come armed with intimate information about a potential victim.
A new scam known as "smishing" is similar in many ways to phishing and spear phishing
, but instead of sending deceptive emails, "smishers" use text messaging to trick recipients into responding with personally identifiable information (PII).
Achieved by the use of reconnaissance to make messages appear more genuine, spear phishing
attacks masquerade as a legitimate individual or institution and co-opt their established trust to coerce the target into providing credentials to the attacker.
F-Secure said that the malware was spread 'via carefully crafted spear phishing
emails that contain industry-specific terms relevant to each of the targeted organizations, indicating the emails were deliberately designed with the exact targets in mind.
Topics of the 24 papers include ISIS discourse in radical Islamic online news media in Indonesia, Singapore case studies of radicalization, Western female migrants to ISIS, social media analytics for intelligence, linguistic marker detection, and spear phishing
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India, June 6 -- A Pakistan based cyber attack group has been trying to exploit Indian government data by sending spear phishing
emails to the government employees, as per a Fireeye blog.
Email phishing and spear phishing
are quickly becoming more sophisticated, and more targeted, than ever before.
According to the SANS Institute, 95% of enterprise data breaches start with a spear phishing