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Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack on Your Organization

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You are afraid. You know your business is at risk from cyber-attack. You are afraid your users are the new target and that spear-phishing is a clear and present threat. You fear a spear-phishing attack will result in a data breach that would mean you or your CEO being the next executive explaining what happened in the headlines and on CNN.

The article is a helpful reminder that your employees often make life easier for attackers by being the weakest link in your network defenses. Social media is a rich hunting ground for hackers. Names, locations, photos, interests, connections, partnerships, vacation details, email addresses and phone numbers this is often the information that hackers use to target specific employees through well-crafted, highly personalized emails.

Tags : mimecast, social media, spear-phishing, data breach, personalized emails, network defenses, security
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Published:  Jun 24, 2015
Length:  5
Type:  White Paper