RECENTLY, THERE HAS BEEN A RAPID AND DRAMATIC SHIFT FROM BROAD SPAM ATTACKS TO TARGETED EMAIL-BASED-PHISHING CAMPAIGNS THAT ARE CAUSING MEANINGFUL FINANCIAL, BRAND
AND OPERATIONAL DAMAGE TO ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.
Some of the most famous cyber crimes in recent history — such as the attacks on major banking groups, media organisations and even security firms — started with merely one person .
Spear phishing is on the rise because it works. Traditional security defenses simply do not detect and stop it.
Brief Introduction about Spear Phishing attack : –
Spear phishing is an conceptual technique in which a victim is lured via email, text, video link , tweet or offer scheme by an intruder to click or download a bogus link or attachment. The central aim of this attack is to breach the victim computer by stealthily injecting a backdoor which leads to obtain unauthorized access to sensitive data remotely. Spear phishing attempts are more likely to be conducted by criminals attempting financial profit, business secrets or sensitive data.
Most Popular Techniques used for the this attack ,mixture of social engineering, client side flaws, and requests via social media websites etc.
Important factors for successful spear phishing attack:
The information should come from a legit source or ideally from trusted “highly placed” authoritative figure in organization.
The message must complement the context in what is being said and the contained information supplements its validity.
The recipient can draw a “firm need” or a logical reason for the request made by sender.
How we can help you :-
Certcube can help you to execute Spear Phishing attacks on targeted email ID’s of internal people of the orgenization. We do this by executing spear phishing as a part of our pentesting Alpha1 Testing which effectively demonstrates how robust your information security awareness is inside your organization.
By planning thoroughly, we make sure that Spear Phishing Testing is done in tightly controlled manner. We are then able to provide a fairly accurate picture of your organization staff’s potential susceptibility to such lucrative attacks which may entice even a reasonably educated user to fall for it. To know more, write to us for more details on our Spear Phishing Testing Methodology.