These two breaches highlight the evolving nature of phishing. We know that Business Email Compromise (BEC) is enormously on the rise, so that’s getting a lot of attention. But the early months of 2016 were the season of spear phish aimed at W-2 information, and I’m betting that will be a bigger trend same time 2017.
Now we have seen repeated use of spear phishing aimed at the election. And I expect this time next year we’ll be talking about a new abuse of spear phishing that isn’t on the public’s radar today.
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