CSO - Multi-stage spear phishing – bait, hook and catch

However, cybercriminals are now taking an “enterprise” approach.  Similar to B2B enterprise sales, they go after a smaller number of targets, with the goal of extracting a much greater payload with highly personalized attacks. Spear phishing, highly targeted attacks that leverage impersonation of an employee or a popular web service, have been on the rise, and according to the FBI, these attacks have proven to be extremely lucrative for cybercriminals.