Phishing Campaigns

Subjecting your staff to simulated phishing emails is a valuable measure to assess vulnerabilities and identify the need for further training and education.

By regularly conducting these simulations, we can provide you with not just individual snapshots, but more importantly, essential insights into the overall knowledge and security efforts of your staff. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

What is a Phishing Campaign?

Phishing is a fraud where cybercriminals send emails pretending to be trustworthy, asking for personal information. They may also trick victims into visiting fake websites to enter this information. Phishing emails can also contain harmful links or attachments. 

Phishing is favored by cybercriminals to steal information without breaching computer security. Public awareness of phishing has increased due to media coverage. User security awareness is an important measure against phishing. 

How a Phishing Campaign Works

Phishing campaigns trick email recipients into revealing personal or financial info. For instance, a fake email asks you to re-enter billing info on a fake site, leading to identity theft and fraud.

Types of Phishing Campaigns 

Businesses deploy anti-phishing strategies, but cybercriminals improve phishing attacks and develop new scams. Here is more information about common types of phishing campaigns.

Spear phishing targets individuals with access to sensitive information or the ability to transfer funds. Cybercriminals use personalized attacks with familiar emails to gain trust.

Whaling is a spear-phishing attack aimed at senior executives within a business.

Vishing tricks people by using phone messages to steal personal information. Cybercriminals fake caller-ID to seem trustworthy.

Smishing, or SMS phishing, is a technique that exploits text messages to deceive individuals into sharing personal account details or unwittingly downloading harmful software.