No other cyberthreat plagues the world like phishing attacks. This email-borne threat action tops the list as the most used initial attack vector in data breaches today. What began decades ago as simple spam intent on tricking recipients into visiting sites and becoming customers has grown into a world-wide industry. Based on solid social engineering principles, these email attacks seek to deceive recipients into engaging with malicious content, commit fraud, or perform desired business actions based on the scam at hand.
In this white paper, we’ll dive into the makeup of phishing attacks, take a look at what aspects of emails users need to focus on to elevate their security vigilance, and discuss how you can monitor some of those same characteristics to detect phishing emails — even when security solutions designed to do so don’t.