Do you know what is Phishing and Spear Phishing Attacks?

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Most Cybercrime Attacks often start with phishing.

PHISHING AND SPEAR PHISHING

Let’s go deep into it,
  • Introduction
  • What is a Cyber Attack?
  • What are the most common Cyber Security Attacks?
  • What is Phishing Attacks?
  • How do Phishing Attack works?
  • What are the causes and dangers of Phishing Attacks?
  • How we can protect against Phishing Attacks?
  • What are the types of Phishing?
  • What is Spear Phishing?
  • What are the ways to avoid a spear Phishing Attack?
  • What are the techniques to reduce the risk of being Phished?
  • Conclusion
INTRODUCTION:

A Cyber Attack is profiteering of Networking and Computer system. In this modern era, even from child to aged person use the internet and Computers because it became the most common need for all. So Crimes take a huge place in everyone’s day-to-day life and growing too large. So we all need to have an awareness of Cybercrime Attacks.

WHAT IS A CYBER ATTACK?

A Cyber Attack is a malicious attempt by an individual or a group or organization to breach the information system to destroy, or steal data, as well as exploit or harm a network of another individual or a group or organization. By this, the Attacker gains some type of benefits from disrupting the victim’s network.

Cyber Attack occurs everywhere. Mainly it hit hard businesses every day. Most of the companies were hacked. In that, the companies are of two types,

  • The First one is the companies who know that they have been hacked.
  • The Second one is the companies that don’t yet know that they have been hacked.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CYBERSECURITY ATTACKS?

The most common CyberSecurity Attacks are listed below,

  • Malware Attack
  • Phishing Attack
  • Attacks
  • DDOS/DoS
  • Man in the Middle Attack
  • SQL Injection Attack
  • Viruses
  • Brute Force Attack
  • Vishing Attack
  • Spyware and Keyloggers
  • Cross-Site Scripting

WHAT IS A PHISHING ATTACK?

A Phishing attack is a process of sending emails to people. The emails appear to come from a protected and trusted source with the main motivation of getting sensitive data like login information, personal information, credit card details, or asking users to do something. It could involve an attachment to an email that loads malware onto your computer. Phishing is the most common cyber threat.

HOW DO A PHISHING ATTACK WORKS?


First, it starts from fraudulent emails that are assigned to attract the users/a victim. The emails look as though as it comes from a trusted authority. It makes a victim real and they became a fool, and they need to provide the information which is offered by the attackers, often on a scam website.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND DANGERS OF PHISHING ATTACK?


Attackers gain personal information, login information so that they are satisfied. With this information, they start to attack a company or organization. Cybercrime attacks such as Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and ransomware often start with Phishing.

HOW WE CAN PROTECT AGAINST PHISHING ATTACKS?


The best way to protect is our Knowledge. So, we all need to use our education and form a team to analyze the email and they need to think about what to do with the email, so they need to find a solution. Another most important is security technology, Network security technologies that should be implemented include email and web security, malware protection, user behavior monitoring, and access control.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PHISHING ATTACK?

  • EMAIL PHISHING:
  • SPEAR PHISHING:
  • CLONE PHISHING
  • WHALING
  • POP-UP PHISHING

WHAT IS SPEAR PHISHING?


Phishing targets a group of people but Spear Phishing targets a specific individual. Attackers take time to research into targets and they create a message and send it to people that are persona and relevant. The hacker conducts Spear Phishing with emails. The email looks like it comes from an authorized community.

WHAT ARE THE WAYS TO AVOID A SPEAR PHISHING ATTACK?

  1. Be skeptical
  2. Be aware of your online presence
  3. Be smart with your passwords
  4. Inspect the link
  5. click the link
  6. Keep your software updated
  7. Implement a company-wide data security strategy

WHAT ARE THE TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BEING PHISHED?

  • Analyzing and Thinking
  • Knowing about the link
  • Analyzing email headers
  • Sandboxing

CONCLUSION:

Phishing and its form in that spear Phishing confess that internet users may be vulnerable if they are not properly trained and don’t know about the dangers. So all technologies need good work to stop Phishing. Improvements in security technology have the potential to reduce the prevalence of Phishing.

” Safety should never be a priority.it should be a precondition ” – PAUL O’NEILL

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