Phishing sites hide behind redirects and shortened URLs
Most people think they are safe when they hover over hyperlinked text to see where it goes. This is a big mistake!
Every link inside the email to the right redirects 3 times before taking users to a phishing website.
All of the links inside this email actually go to:
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MetaCert automatically ‘unfurls’ redirects and shortened URLs before checking the real
destination page against the MetaCert threat intelligence to see if they are safe
before displaying the correct shield. It does all of this in less than 300ms.
Phishing is the #1
cybersecurity problem worldwide
Corporate customers that use multiple email security solutions
say that phishing remains a massive problem for them.
of all breaches start with spear phishing.
Spear phishing is a phishing method that targets specific individuals or
groups within an organization. It is a potent variant of phishing, a malicious
tactic which uses emails, social media, instant messaging, and other platforms
to get users to divulge personal information or perform actions that cause network
compromise, data loss, or financial loss. While phishing tactics may rely on shotgun
methods that deliver mass emails to random individuals, spear phishing focuses
on specific targets and involve prior research.
Many security companies today incorporate machine learning, heuristics, reputation
and content analysis with built-in AI into their solutions. Unfortunately they are still
unable to detect and prevent every new spear phishing attack.
The truth is, spear phishing is difficult to detect. If it wasn’t difficult, 90% of all
data breaches wouldn’t start with spear phishing.
MetaCert is the #1 cybersecurity company in crypto
MetaCert protects more crypto investors and traders around the world, than all other security
companies combined. This provides us with unique insight to the attack vectors that include
websites, social media accounts and wallet addresses.