Spear phishing is an email spoofing fraud attempt that targets a specific organisation, seeking unauthorised access to confidential data. Spear phishing attempts are not typically initiated by ‘random hackers’ but are more likely to be conducted by perpetrators out for financial gain, trade secrets or military information.
We’ve seen a big increase in the number of attempted email scam recently. This has been particularly true of emails that start with a seemingly legitimate and convincing email. We have been working with providers on a range of technical updates to our spam filtering system which will enhance our detection capabilities on the Zimbra platform.