When NOT to Answer Your Boss Email

While a basic phishing email comes from a fraudulent source that tries to impersonate an actual business entity (e.g. impersonating a credit card company), a spear phishing email also targets the intended recipient(s). In workplaces, spear phishing campaigns target employees with emails that appear to be legitimate in-office messages, often from superiors. Scammers know that workers are highly unlikely to question or ignore such messages.