Spear phishing: How it works and how to avoid it

Unlike spam or phishing emails, which involve a broad and varied range of targets, spear phishing is a highly-targeted email attack against a specific group, organisation, or even person. The main aim of a spear phishing attack is either to obtain unauthorised access to sensitive data, whether this is intellectual property, financial data, trade or military intelligence, or to get the recipient of the email to act on a command, whether this is to transfer money or share confidential data.

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