Spear Phishing Protection | Phishing Protection
Every email is analyzed by Vade Secure’s artificial intelligence engine and against known email malware and phishing signatures.
The sender’s domain is double-checked for authenticity.
Personal Data Warning
Vade Secure’s artificial intelligence creates a warning if there are sensitive data requests.
What is Spear Phishing?
Spear phishing is a targeted attack against a single victim by a hacker. Spear phishing is also known as:
Business Email Compromise (BEC): A business email compromise is a spear phishing attack aimed at a controller, accountant, or bookkeeper aimed at convincing them to send funds for a bogus business transaction.
CEO Fraud: A specific variant of the business email compromise where the emails are purportedly from the CEO of a company asking for funds to be immediately wired to a fraudulent account for a purported merger or payment for a very important vendor.
Whaling: Whaling is a spear phishing attack aimed at an especially valuable target such as a CEO, important political figure, or extremely high value security credentials.
In a typical spear phishing attack, a hacker will attempt to fool the recipient by engaging in an email conversation and gaining trust before requesting sensitive personal information (such as business credentials). These advanced spear phishing tactics usually don’t contain suspicious attachments and hyperlinks—which makes them difficult to spot by standard phishing and spam filters. Spear Phishing attacks generally go for high value targets which make them especially dangerous. 91% of all network attacks are driven at least partly by successful spear phishing attacks.
Spear Phishing is, by far, the most dangerous attack vector against your network.
How Can I Block Spear Phishing Attacks?
Vade Secure’s anti-spoofing feature, Identity MatchTM , combines a technical analysis as well as content and style analysis of each email to ensure that every sender is who they say they are.
All links and attachments are individually quarantined and examined to ensure that they are safe. What’s more, our system alerts users with a special banner whenever someone is requesting suspicious or confidential information.
Using artificial intelligence, Vade Secure performs a deep analysis of every email you receive to look for attempts from hackers to steal your personal information. Our fully integrated banner alerts let both administrators and users know when something suspicious has been discovered. Vade Secure’s unique artificial intelligence means that we can reliably catch even zero-day vulnerabilities.