What is Phishing? Are they easy to spot and deal with?
What is Phishing
Phishing usually refers to deceptive emails luring victims to provide personal information or mislead them to click on a fake website. Attackers masquerade with disguised email as a weapon from a real or plausibly person or a company that might trick the recipient with a link or download an attachment.
"Phishing" (pronounce as "fishing") is the earliest kind of cyberattacks dated back to the 1990s. The concept behind this cybercrime is similar to throwing a baited hook out there (the phishing email) and hoping the victim bite. The technique is now becoming increasingly sophisticated and among the most pernicious and prevalent.
Here's what you require to understand about one of these venerable forms of a cyber attack.
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|Phishing||Mass Market emails|
|Spear Phishing||Aiming at a specific target|
|Whaling||Going after the top guy|
|Business email compromise BEC||Pretending to be the top guy|
|Clone phishing||pretend to respond to sender's email|
|vishing||using phone, the voice phishing|
|Smishing||using SMS, more dangerous as 98% of the text is read, and 45% are responded to. Emails only get 20% read, and 6% responded to.|
|Snowshoeing||With most spam filter getting smarter, so is the spamming technique. This attack, by push out messages via multiple domains and IP addresses, sends a low volume of phishing messages to trick a "reputation / volume based" spam filtering technologies so it wont flag the messages as spam right away as can’t recognize them.|
Thanks to the Darkweb, one could easily download the software script (or commonly known as phishing kid,) for less than $100 and tie on with ransomware or draw up a wire fraud plan.
The darkweb has made this crime easily available to people without programming skill to get involved. There have been numerous "package" commonly known as "Phishing Kit" that are available for a price. The accessiniliy of phishing kits makes it easy for cybercriminals including young kids to launch their own phishing campaigns.
A phishing kit usually package with phishing website, some resources, and tools that require just to installed on a server. When it is setup, all that are reuired is to send out emails to any victims.
Some phishing kits even allow attackers to spoof the originating email addresses, make belief to victims that it was sent out from some trusted brands, increasing chances of clicking a deceitful link.
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