90% of all data breaches begin with human error. Therefore, more than ever, it is necessary to focus on the human factor to prevent cyber-attacks. That way you protect your money, reputation, employees, and assets.
How does Phished build your human firewall?
A holistic Security Awareness curriculum that starts in the Phished Academy
Your employees automatically learn how to deal with any type of threat through a variety of snackable micro-learnings – Efficient and underpinned by neuroscience.
Next-Gen Threat Intelligence
In-depth reporting based on real-time performance provides a complete understanding of your organization’s sensitivity to phishing. The Phished Report Button activates users and helps stop threats before they do any damage.
Completely automated and personalized phishing simulations
The AI-driven phishing simulations are based on the profile and knowledge of each individual recipient. This continuous knowledge testing creates an always-on mentality that puts into practice what employees learn in the Phished Academy.
Types of Phishing Attacks
- Deceptive phishing: Sending a false email en masse with a call to action that requires the receiver to click on a link is known as deceptive phishing.
- DNS-based phishing: Phishing that compromises the integrity of the domain name look-up process is known as DNS-based phishing. The following are examples of DNS-based phishing:
- Filing of poisoning reports by hosts
- Contaminating the DNS cache of the user
- Compromising the proxy server
- Content-injection phishing: Injecting malicious content into a legitimate site is known as content-injection phishing. The following are the three primary types of content-injection phishing:
- Hackers can compromise a server through a security vulnerability and replace or augment legitimate content with malicious content.
- A cross-site scripting vulnerability can allow malicious content to be injected into a website.
- An SQL injection vulnerability can be used to practice malicious actions on a website.
- Smishing: This type of phishing is a variation of email-based phishing scams. As users grow more overwhelmed by constant emails and more suspicious of spam, text messages have become a more attractive attack vector, exploiting the more intimate relationship that people have with their phones. Thus, hackers, these days, are more likely to adopt smishing.
- Spear phishing: Spear phishing is a social engineering technique. It is a personalized phishing attack that targets a specific person, organization, or business. Cybercriminals using spear-phishing intend to steal secret information about an organization, such as login credentials, or install the malware in the organization.
- Whaling: In this type of phishing, attackers target senior executives of a company or other high-profile targets. The primary purpose of attackers is to convince a victim to transfer a huge amount of money or divulge some sensitive information.
- Vishing: Vishing, also known as voice phishing involves a malicious caller who pretends to fake identities such as being tech support, a government agent, etc, and extracts personal information such as bank or credit card details. This is one of the most prevalent types of phishing and it often happens and ends up fooling many people every day.
- Man-in-the-Middle attack: This type of phishing attack involves an intruder between two parties. This third person or attacker closely monitors all the transactions between the two parties and eavesdrops on everything. These attacks are often carried out by creating public WiFi networks at coffee shops, shopping malls, and other public locations. After getting joined to the network, the middleman steals information or pushes malware onto the devices of other parties involved.