Targeted Spear-Phishing on the Rise



The pandemic has presented many challenges for cybersecurity, especially COVID-19-related phishing attempts targeting employees working from home. However, security experts speaking at the Exabeam Spotlight20 virtual conference warned of an increase in spear-phishing and account takeover attacks.

“After we closed, which was mid-March, it was initially pretty quiet, but in the beginning of April we saw a strong uptick in spam and spearphishing, very targeted phishing attacks that we’ve never seen before,” said Michael St. Vincent, CISO at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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