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This type of attack goes by the colorful name of “spear phishing” among security specialists. The spoof email from the CEO may be from an address only one letter different from the genuine address, or the “from” field of the email may contain the genuine address while the “reply to” field has a different address, or the CEO’s actual email account may be “hijacked,” Cidon said, adding that he’s seen more of the CEO email hijacking in the past month or two.