[Ads-l] "spear phishing", not in OED; possible WOTY?

Eric Nielsen ericbarnak at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 8 10:30:31 UTC 2015


Probably not 1998 for "spear phishing". The only dated online occurrence in
this book I can find comes from what appears to be a paper included in a
later and updated edition of this book:

Article dated 2007:

"Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks"
ENISA Position Paper No. 1
Editor: Giles Hogben, ENISA
October, 2007
p.2

"Threat SN.10 Spear phishing..."

*http://tinyurl.com/npg5oqv <http://tinyurl.com/npg5oqv>*

Eric






On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 3:18 AM, Eric Nielsen <ericbarnak at gmail.com> wrote:

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> *A Google Books' search returned this (a possible dating to 1998):*
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> > "Phishing" made it into the OED (recently?), but "spear phishing" has
> > not yet arrived.
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> > UrbanDictionary has "The targeted version of phishing where hackers
> > go after individuals as opposed to going after a large group by
> > pretending to be a trusted corporation/company/group through some
> > form of electronic communication" (2010).
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> > According to Google Web, may go back to 2003.  See
> > http://idtheft.about.com/od/theftmethods/a/Spear_Phishing.htm,
> > although I can't confirm the date from this page.  Certainly to 2005.
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> > What any of the 80 million may expect to be penetrated with by one of
> > the Anthem hackers or their commerical clients.  A possible WOTY?
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