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Spear phishing is now the main attack vector for cybercriminals, says Europol

November 6, 2019

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Spear phishing is the number one cyber-threat to organizations in the European Union, according to the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), a group of cybersecurity experts set up by Europol to help fight cybercrime.

The finding is highlighted in the EC3’s “Spear Phishing: a Law Enforcement and Cross-Industry Perspective,” a strategic report reflecting the views of law enforcement and private entities on spear phishing.

The report, the result of the EC3’s get-together with 70 key partners from industries like internet security, telecoms and finance, offers recommendations and guidelines on how to prevent, respond to, and investigate spear phishing attacks.

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