Tag: direct marketing

“Spear fishing,” or targeted phishing

Phishers used to pound large ISPs with directory harvest attacks, gather the addresses, then pound on the clients again. Send out millions upon millions of lures, and you are bound to “catch a live one.”

Times change, and so do phishing tactics. With the level of awareness of the scams hitting new highs, phishers are choosing to target their lures with additional precision.
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