Whaling Attack

A type of phishing attack that focuses on high-profile targets for maximum effect.

What is a Whaling Attack?

A whaling attack is a type of cybercrime in which hackers target high-level individuals within a company or organization, such as executives or senior managers, with the goal of gaining access to sensitive information or financial resources. These attacks often use social engineering tactics, such as phishing emails or phone calls, to manipulate and deceive the victim into divulging confidential information or making unauthorized transactions. Whaling attacks can have significant impact on the targeted individual as well as the organization as a whole.