An attacker crafts a message that appears to be from a trusted source, but in reality it redirects the recipient to
a malicious site where information is harvested. The message is narrowly tailored so it is effective on only a
small number of victims.
Which of the following describes this?
Spear phishing is an e-mail spoofing fraud attempt that targets a specific organization, seeking unauthorized
access to confidential data. As with the e-mail messages used in regular phishing expeditions, spear phishing
messages appear to come from a trusted source. Phishing messages usually appear to come from a large and
well-known company or Website with a broad membership base, such as eBay or PayPal. In the case of spear
phishing, however, the apparent source of the e-mail is likely to be an individual within the recipient’s own
company and generally someone in a position of authority.