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Spearphishing is the internet scam you've never heard of, and you could be its next v

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Spearphishing is the internet scam you've never heard of, and you could be its next victim

Spearphishing involves the hacker getting to know its victim, making it harder to stay protected from fraud

If you are a regular email user, you may know what phishing is. You will get a random email from a hacker pretending to be from a reputable organisation, such as a bank, asking you to reveal personal information, including your account details.

Some of you may notice the grammar or the URL of the message standing out and trash it immediately. Most of the time it will go straight to your spam folder, courtesy the security measures put in place by your email provider.

Phishing emails are generally sent out in bulk - here, attackers do not target all recipients, but expect a few random people among them to be gullible enough to fall into their trap.

But what if a hacker focused on a single person and used all their means to trick the person into sharing their information? That’s spearphishing, and the 2014 leak of nude images of scores of Hollywood celebrities is speculated to have been a result of it.

Read more at: http://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...-heard-and-you-could-be-its-next-victim-61403

It may be a wakeup call…

It is reported that such e-scams are going to a new level of specifically targeting individuals which include celebrities or groups selectively, effectively to share their personally identifiable information and later threaten them..

Better not to fall victim by sharing valuable data.. it is going to be a security challenge…try to protect against such attacks.
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