Tag: Spearphishing

The History and Future of Phishing

Having a spam email show up in your inbox nowadays is most of the time a harmless annoyance and we don’t really pay attention to them nearly as much as we used to. But a few decades ago, spam emails had bigger ramifications, and sometimes, even today, spam emails can wreak havoc on our systems.    Email started as MIT’s Compatible Time-Sharing System, which stored shared files on a central …
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North Korea Targets US Electricity Plants With Spear Phishing Emails

It is evident North Korea poses a massive threat to countries worldwide. The United States is particularly vulnerable to its machinations, although nothing disastrous has transpired just yet. According to FireEye researchers, however, North Korea has already been responsible for attacks on US electric power companies. Most of these attacks involved the use of spear phishing emails, which clearly confirms malicious intent. North Korea Targets US Electric Power Facilities The whole world is well aware …
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