Specific attack aimed at employees in a high position

There are various forms of digital attacks that may heavily impact a computer system. One of these is the ‘whaling attack’ aimed at highly placed officials in companies in order to steal a company’s highly sensitive information.

The tactic of the attack is to manipulate the victim to authorise a high value transaction. The cyber criminal sends an email to the victim using the name and position to make it look genuine.

Awareness sessions and multi-step verification help to prevent such attacks. The implementation of data protection policies and other tools against phishing increase the chances of early detection of such attacks.

Better to be alert before it is too late!