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What is Whaling in Cyber Security

We’ve all heard of Phishing, but what is Whaling?

Phishers, just like fishermen/women want the big prize. They could spend time getting smaller fish, or focus on the Whale.

If you reflect this to an organisation, your Whales would be executives or directors (c-level). Basically those higher up the org chart. Attackers do this as there is a possibility of gaining a better return.

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Ash Moran

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