Scam of the Week: r/Cybercriminals: Spear Phishing
Reddit, a popular online community, was the latest victim of a spear phishing attack. Spear phishing is a targeted email attack that looks like it’s from a trusted source, but it’s actually from cybercriminals in disguise.
In this recent attack, a cybercriminal set up a fake website designed to steal login credentials. Then, the cybercriminal sent phishing emails to Reddit employees. The emails prompted employees to visit the fake website and enter their credentials. Through this attack, the cybercriminal was able to access sensitive information from Reddit and steal internal company data.
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