Spearfishing Can Be Stopped Once You Remove The Bait

Law360 (November 29, 2018, 12:52 PM EST) -- Spearfishing, whaling, fishing and all other variations of email scam are plaguing law firms, businesses (big and small), and any company or individual who uses email. What is driving this epidemic? The irresistible desire to reply to an email. Irrespective of the defenses deployed — be it software, controls, tests and policies — the pull of human nature wins much of the time.

To drive this point home, one needs to look no further than the report issued on Oct. 16, 2018, by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The report summarizes the results of an investigation the commission had conducted...

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