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Spear Phishing

Spear Phishing – explained by Andy Poulton
The recently reported cyber attack on gmail has been called a ‘Spear Phishing’ attack – but what is ‘Spear Phishing’?

First, we need to understand ‘phishing’.

We’ve all had them  – the email that purports to be from a financial institution claiming that your account will be frozen unless you verify your date. These emails contain a link to a web page that looks like the home page of the financial organisation in question although the reality is that this page is a clone.