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Email Phishing, Spear Phishing


November 16, 2015
Ashley McDaniel

Broadtek Fights Email Phishing & Spear Phishing

Recently, the FFIEC issued a warning to financial institutions of an increased threat of cyber-attacks. Banks as well as other types of companies are finding ransomware installed on their networks in effort to extort a ransom. Broadtek has identified and cleaned several of these ransomware cyber-attacks which began with a spear phishing email to upper level executives in various sectors.

Email Phishing continues to be a commonly used method of attack in most sectors. The Symantec Intelligence Report September 2015 indicated that Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector made up 27% of the targeted attacks where systems were comprised using spear-phishing. Most targeted organizations had fewer than 250 employees.

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