2023 Spear-Phishing Trends

While cybercriminals seek to take advantage of many different attack vectors, email remains among the most popular. The 13 email threat types identified by Barracuda researchers, including spear phishing, continue to evolve. Due to widespread email based security attacks, businesses are suffering monetary losses, reputational damage, and other negative impacts. Spear phishing is a highly personalized form of email attack. Hackers 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