Spear Phishing – Top Threats and Trends Volume 4
Insights into attacker activity in compromised email accounts
In compromised email account takeover, cybercriminals use brand impersonation, social engineering, and phishing to steal login credentials and access an email account. Once the account is compromised, hackers monitor and track activity to learn how the company does business, the email signatures they use, and the way financial transactions are handled, so they can launch subsequent phishing attacks, including harvesting financial information and additional login credentials for other accounts.
This report takes an in-depth look at the threats organizations face from account takeover and the types of defense strategies to protect against these types of attacks including:
- How attackers use brand impersonation, social engineering, and spear phishing to hijack email accounts
- Why early detection and mitigation of compromised email accounts is critical
- Which advanced detection techniques, forensics tools, and incident-response solutions successfully prevent costly and damaging email compromise attacks