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In contrast to general phishing, in which a large volume of e-mails is sent, spear phishing specifically targets individual persons. The attackers try to gain your trust and pretend to be an acquaintance. An email spear phishing simulation is used to increase the detection ability of your employees. We help you to sensitize your employees and thus strengthen the last barrier.
Email spear phishing is a digital communication scam that targets specific individuals or companies. Although this is mostly intended to steal data for criminal purposes, often the basic intention is to install malware and infiltrate the IT infak structure.
An email is sent, usually from a trusted source. This redirects the user to a fake website in order to request sensitive data without permission or to trick them into executing malicious code. This method is particularly effective because attackers can often use public information to craft convincing emails while posing as trusted individuals - perhaps even people within the target organization. Most often, the email is highly customized and refined with social engineering techniques to tailor the message and website for the specific victim. In advance, the victim's place of residence, name, hobbies, place of work and other data are collected to make the spear phishing attack as effective as possible.
Due to the targeted preparation, it is often difficult for laypersons to recognize a spear phishing e-mail. Social media channels, for example, are also being used more and more frequently for communication. However, there are some characteristics you can look for in any email:
Always check received emails for authenticity and avoid impulsive clicks on websites or opening unknown attachments. If you are unsure, always consult your IT staff!
If you want to protect yourself effectively, you should know how hackers work and make your employees aware of e-mail spear phishing. In the security assessment, our security engineers demonstrate how easy it is to obtain third-party data. This also introduces employees to IT security for whom digital attacks were previously only an abstract threat.
We offer a high degree of individualization in the selection of attack methods. For example, only the critical areas of your company can be sensitized. If you have special requirements, we will be happy to make you an individual offer.
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