What is Spear phishing?
Recently, a form of identity theft known as spear phishing has been making headlines. While the method isn’t new, thieves are using it more and more to break into networks and steal data. Spear-phishing is a highly targeted, fraudulent attempt to enter into a network by gaining unauthorized access to secure information. The purpose of [Read More...]
Protecting My Business and Personal Online Identity. . . or, how Meg Ryan could be my downfall!
I thought this was an interesting story: “Webmail gets hacked, corporate passwords exposed”, and one that ought to be read by executives in many companies – the folks who can actually change behavior that could otherwise jeopardize corporate security. But it’s also a story that is highly relevant to consumers because they – “we” – [Read More...]
“Important Notice” – you have been spear-phished!
While attending the Payments 2011 (NACHA for the nostalgic) conference earlier this week, news broke on the details of what some folks including Mike Lennon from Security Week tag as a massive breach at Epsilon . As we were swamped with conference activities, I didn’t have time to dig into any details but in the [Read More...]