Many historic New England towns once featured a profitable commercial whaling industry. Fortunately, that has been banned in most parts of the world, replaced by whale watching trips popular with tourists and locals alike.
The humpbacks might be off the hook, but there is a new kind of “whaling” on the scene. It’s a subset of phishing aimed at a high-level targets such as small business owners and executives. And it’s only building in popularity – whaling attacks increased an estimated by 200% in 2017.