Remember AOHell? How hackers are using AI for phishing

Phishing attacks are one of the most successful and damaging types of threat activity, and they have been that way for a long time.

The first attack recognised as phishing was launched in 1995 using a Windows application called AOHell that targeted users of the America Online (AOL) service. It exploited vulnerabilities in AOL’s software to steal passwords and credit card numbers, send mass phishing emails, and creating fake accounts. Since then, nothing has been off limits to hackers.

So it’s only natural that now AI tools are here, hackers are able to exploit them for phishing and other malicious activity. This article from Barracuda looks into how phishing attacks have evolved over time, and how to combat them affecting your business through GenAI.

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