Why spear phishing could be a threat to your business
Recent reports have revealed a new strain of malware has been making the rounds and infecting desktops and IT systems. The virus, called Astaroth, has been around since late 2017, but has been limited to Africa and Europe with most attacks occurring through spear phishing.
What is spear phishing? -
Spear phishing is a popular method of infecting a computer by sending an electronic communication, such as an email, with a malicious link to a targeted individual, often one with superior access to files and other corporate resources. The email might look trustworthy but will contain a link that connects to another source on the internet and secretly installs software that is used to monitor keystrokes and websites to identify the victim’s credentials to send them to a hacker.
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