Spear phishing, whaling, barrel phishing, smishing and vishing

Learn all you need to know about phishing subcategories such as spear phishing, whaling, barrel phishing, smishing, vishing, and quishing.

Spear phishing

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What is spear phishing?

While one phishing email may target hundreds or thousands of users, spear phishing is highly targeted.

How spear phishing attacks catch employees out

Why is spear phishing so effective at catching employees out? Learn the tactics cybercriminals use to trick employees into interacting with phishing emails. 

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Five tips to avoid spear phishing attacks

Discover our top five tips for protecting your business from spear phishing attacks.

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Spear phishing attacks: Top 7 signs to watch out for

Spear phishing attacks are a major cyber risk for businesses in the US. In this article, we explain what spear phishing is and what signs to look out for.

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Why UK Universities are spear phishing targets for state actors

State sponsored cyber actors have stepped up their attacks against UK leading universities - learn what to watch out for. 

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Preventing spear phishing: What you need to know

Find out everything you need to know about spear phishing attacks and learn how to prevent spear phishing in this guide by Egress.

Vishing, quishing, whaling and more

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What are smishing, vishing, and quishing scams?

You've heard of phishing - now learn about the scams that arrive via SMS, voice call, and QR code. 

What exactly is whaling?

What is a whaling attack, and how can you avoid it? Here's all you need to know.

What’s “double-barrel phishing” – and should you be concerned?

Double-barrel phishing is a clever phishing tactic - but there are ways to beat it. Find out everything you need to know here.

Deepfake phishing: Should we be concerned?

Learn how deepfakes can be used as a powerful enhancement for business email compromise (BEC).

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What is a quishing attack?

QR codes have experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to them offering touch-free access to information without typing in a web address. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have also realized an opportunity.

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How to prevent phishing attacks

Stop people interacting with phishing emails and reduce inbound risk through a combination of intelligent technologies.