Threat Spotlight: Real-World Spear Phishing, Initiating the Attack and Email Spoofing

Spear phishing is something we’ve become very familiar with at Barracuda, as we have over a decade-long history of studying email-borne threats and the overall cyber threat landscape. Over the last year, we have spent a lot of time researching and analyzing highly-personalized spear phishing attacks.This led us to build Barracuda Sentinel — the first comprehensive AI solution for real-time spear phishing and cyber fraud defense. In this month’s Threat Spotlight, we take a look at two recent spear phishing attacks that were caught by Barracuda Sentinel, and demonstrate how simple these attacks are to orchestrate.