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Phishing

What Is Spear Phishing?

Spear phishing is a form of cyber attack targeted at a particular person or small set of individuals. In these scams, bad actors research their chosen targets and attempt to convince them to surrender sensitive data or financial information. Spear phishing attacks may also aim to infect user devices...

What Is a Data Breach?

A data breach happens when cybercriminals gain unauthorized access to a system or network, allowing them to search for sensitive data pertaining to a business and its customers, and using it to extract some form of illegal value. Attackers might sell this data on the dark web, directly...

How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way We Work: Zoom Boom + MFA is the Way

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed both our personal and professional lives. California, where Okta is headquartered, and many other states have implemented shelter-in-place or social distancing orders, forcing many employees to work remotely. Even when local or national governments haven’t issued guidance, many businesses have chosen to close their...

What is Phishing?

In today’s increasingly digital environment, employees and contractors can sign into workplace applications and systems from anywhere with a simple set of credentials. And while this might make things easier for employees and contractors alike, it also puts organizations at heightened risk of a specific form of cybercrime: phishing....