Further Evolution Of Spearphishing
As people are becoming more in tune with the subtle clues associated with spearphishing, criminals have begun to amp-up their game by using a two-pronged approach. The tactic involves an initial outreach that promises a particular follow-up. At the appointed time, the follow-up actually occurs in the form of an additional message, oftentimes with the infected link or attachment. The two messages sent in tandem lends credibility to the exploit, which tends to yield a higher rate of success. Users are advised to be more careful in considering the context of those messages and matching them up with the patterns of the apparent sender.