Hack Attacks

Spear Phishing: A New Take On An Old Classic

Spear Phishing: A New Take On An Old Classic

We recently met with a local company here near Portland, ME who was suspicious their email had been exploited. The finance manager had received an email from the President requesting a wire transfer to be made in order to pay an invoice, totaling upwards of $20,000. While the timing was a little unexpected, the request wasn't far from business as usual. The email looked real to her and, at first glance, it was very difficult to identify that it was not from him.