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What is a targeted cyber attack?

In a targeted cyber attack, your organisation is singled out because the attacker has a specific interest in your business. These type of attacks often include spear phishing attacks or man-in-the-middle attacks (MitM).

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Spear Phishing attack

Spear phishing is where the phisher has targeted a specific person or organisation and has spent time to create an email containing enough accurate information to make them click. You may also hear the term whaling, which is a type of spear phishing that targets a 'big phish', typically business directors, board members or those with access to information that would be tempting to a phisher.
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Man-in-the-middle attack

A man-in-the-middle attack, or MitM, is a specific type of cyber attack intercepts and relays messages between two innocent parties who believe they are communicating directly with each other. The attacker is essentially eavesdropping in order to collect enough information into control the conversation. They can then use the control they have gained maliciously.
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