October 9, 2012

What is Scaring Businesses the Most? Spear-phishing. New Websense Security Labs Research

Patrik Runald

Spear-phishing is a huge concern for today’s government and enterprises. While high profile attacks like last week’s spear-phishing attack against the White House and last year’s attack against Oak Ridge National Laboratory underscore the risk to government agencies, today’s businesses are also a primary victim. Hackers are increasingly looking to steal source code, intellectual property and financial information. 

In light of these incidents, Websense® Security Labs™ collected data from the Websense ThreatSeeker® Network and analyzed it using Websense ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) to identify the top trends in phishing today. These include:

  • Dramatic shifts in attack strategy
  • New security evasion tactics
  • An evolution of the targeted threat model

For all the details, head over to our Insights blog.

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