Spear phishing is an email that appears from an individual or business that you know, but it isn’t. The spear phisher thrives on familiarity. The phisher usually knows your name, your email address, and at least a little about you. The salutation on the email message is likely to be personalized: “Hi Bob” instead of “Dear Sir“. This information is usually extracted from social networking sites or your recent online purchases. These factors tempt you to take action specified in the email without being vigilante.
These mails generally contain malicious attachments or URLs which lead to phishing or malicious websites which ask for your credit card/bank details or your passwords in disguised manner. Demonstrate a POC to detect such mails and block them.
Student should configure a email server with 2 users. Student should send a Spear Phishing mail from any external mail server (say gmail) . His solution should be able to detect the same.
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