Types of Phishing Attacks, Part 4: Pretexting

The term “pretexting” indicates the practice of presenting oneself as someone else to obtain private information. Usually, attackers create a fake identity and use it to manipulate the receipt of information. Attackers leveraging this method of social engineering use several identities that they have created during their carrier. The success Read more…

Types of Phishing Attacks, Part 2: Whaling

“Whaling” is another evolution of phishing attacks that uses sophisticated social engineering techniques to steal confidential information, personal data, access credentials to restricted services/resources, and specifically information with relevant value from an economic and commercial perspective. What distinguishes whaling from phishing and spear phishing is the choice of targets: relevant Read more…