Spear phishing vs. phishing: what’s the difference?
IBM Big Data Hub
SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
The simple answer: spear phishing is a special type of phishing attack. Phishing is any cyberattack that uses malicious email messages, text messages, or voice calls to trick people into sharing sensitive data (e.g., Spear phishing is targeted phishing. What’s different about a spear phishing attack?