Spear Phishing Attacks Climbing

Symantec is reporting that “Spear Phishing” attacks have climbed dramatically over the last 4-5 years.  The number of targeted phishing attacks against individuals has risen from one or two a week in 2005 to more than 70 a day.  Symantec is muddying the waters a bit, explaining targeted attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats, and Spear Phishing attacks as one and the same.  They are not necessarily so.

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