Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This whitepaper discusses a major new threat vector — “phishing 2.0.” While many IT professionals have become less concerned with phishing as it seems these attacks only fool naive consumers, a new generation of sophisticated phishing attacks now target businesses. These phish evade traditional antivirus and antiphishing products. Using targeted information — often gathered from social media sites — they fool even security-savvy employees into divulging sensitive information or visiting websites that infect machines with dangerous malware. Learn more about:
• Uncovering phishing emails and phishing websites in real time
• Limiting the amount of personal information employees expose on social media sites
• Leveraging the world’s largest cloud-based threat network
In this white paper we will summarize the decline of Phishing 1.0, discuss how phishing has turned toward business and become more costly, outline the structure of new Phishing 2.0 attacks, delineate how the new campaigns evade standard antiphishing countermeasures, and describe how web security services with real-time antiphishing capabilities can protect
against Phishing 2.0 attacks.