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CEO Impersonation Strikes: Understanding the Growing Threat of Whaling Attacks

Cybercriminals are increasingly using a precise, targeted approach called ‘whaling’ to gain sensitive information or exploit high-profile individuals within businesses. The practice is similar to spear-phishing, relying on impersonation and social engineering tactics to deceive victims into revealing confidential information or performing unauthorised transactions. Measures such as employee education, multi-factor authentication, and robust security protocols can help protect against these attacks.

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