Barracuda Can Help With Your Spear Phishing Problems

Date : 9-Jul-2019
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Barracuda released key findings from a report with the title Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends.

Spear phishing, a highly-personalized form of email attack, is increasing in popularity with cybercriminals. Attackers research their targets and craft carefully-designed messages, often impersonating a trusted colleague, website or business. Spear-phishing emails typically try to steal sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial information, which is then used to commit fraud, identity theft and other crimes.

Barracuda researchers evaluated more than 360,000 spear-phishing emails in a three-month period, identifying and analyzing three major types of attacks: brand impersonation, business email compromise, and blackmail.

James Forbs-May, Barracuda

James Forbes-May, the Vice President of APAC Sales for Barracuda says “Spear phishing attacks are designed to evade traditional email security solutions, and the threat is constantly evolving as attackers find new ways to avoid detection and trick users.”

Barracuda Sentinel uses artificial intelligence and deep integration with Office 365 to detect spear phishing attacks and stop them before they reach your mail server. Total Email Protection takes that protection a step further, combining Barracuda Sentinel with Barracuda Essentials, Barracuda PhishLine, and Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response for a complete email security, archiving, and data protection solution.