The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of email as a vehicle for cyberattacks on organizations and large corporations. Recently, Proofpoint researchers identified a new class of sophisticated and effective, large-scale phishing attack dubbed “longline” phishing attacks.
Longlining, named after the industrial fishing practice of deploying miles-long fishing lines with thousands of individual hooks, combines successful spear-phishing tactics with mass customization. Using these techniques, attackers are now able to rapidly deploy thousands of unique, malware laden messages that are largely undetectable to traditional signature and reputation-based security systems.
Read this whitepaper, Longline Phishing: Email-borne Threats, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and the Rise of Industrial Phishing Attacks to learn:
The unique characteristics of longline phishing attacks
How those characteristics make longlining attacks extremely difficult for traditional email and perimeter security systems to detect and block
Details about how these attacks are carried out
Data about the alarming effectiveness of longline phishing attacks
Download this white paper today.