The Dangers of “Whaling Attacks”

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A whaling what!? Never heard this term? Don’t worry, most haven’t.

Imagine that your staff got an email that they thought was from you (but really wasn’t!!), asking them to pay a time-sensitive bill from a new supplier. What are the chances that they would pay it? Many employees would since, well, you’re the boss!

When a cyber-criminal impersonates the boss, or someone in a position of power, this is called a whaling attack. Here is what you need to know to protect your business from this type of cyber-crime:

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