Spear-Phishing: Protecting yourself from the attack

Spear Fishing

Spear Phishing is one of the big malware trends this year.  What makes these types of attacks so different from conventional phishing attacks is that they are targeted at individuals, mostly high-profile users, instead of a mass user base. The main aim of a spear-phishing attack is to get the user to run a 0-day malware infected file that opens a backdoor, consequently allowing access to sensitive information or access to elevated privileges.

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