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Whaling When people launching spear phishing attacks against senior members of staff, this is known as whaling (because they’re after the big fish). That’s the only real difference in the terms, though the types of attack may differ slightly. Whales are more likely to be the target for mandate fraud, where an email purporting to … Continue reading W is for …

M is for …

MacOS This is the Operating System used by Apple Macintosh desktop computers, not to be confused with that used by their smartphone and tablet devices which is iOS. Man in the middle (MITM) As the name suggests, this is a form of hacking where network traffic or messages are intercepted by someone sitting between the … Continue reading M is for …