How to Spot a Spear Phishing Scheme

Apr 13, 2022

One of the best ways to protect yourself and your business from a spear phishing attack is being able to recognize the warning signs. Often times, these targeted email attacks have tells that help recipients identify a scheme.

CyZen's Will Mendez, Managing Director of Operations, recently spoke with CSO Magazine and gave a real life example of a fraudulent email making the rounds.

"This email is timed during tax season (usually the busiest time of the year for accounting firms), which implies users are busy and will not pay attention to received emails," Will explains. "The email also uses fear by stating that the victim's access will be terminated unless they take some sort of action. In this case, the action is clicking on a link, which most likely will direct the user to a site where the attacker can collect usernames and passwords or other sensitive information."

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