Using highly targeted emails to senior management an attacker has sent an email threatening with a lawsuit if attached documents are not filled out and returned by a certain date. What is this an example of?
B: Social engineering.
C: Whale phishing.
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C: This is whale phishing, which is a social engineering attack. Whale Phishing (Whaling): Spear phishing targeted at senior leadership of an organization. This could be: “Your company is being sued if you don’t fill out the attached documents (With Trojan in them) and return them to us within 2 weeks”.
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