Phishing Attacks

Phishing is typically defined as any action that tries to convince the victim that an email is from a party they recognize or should trust. However, instead of coming from a trustworthy sender, it comes from a hacker or other entity who, using a Trojan or other virus, infects a victim's computer. Almost every data breach that Atlantic Data Forensics has helped with over the past five years has involved elements of a phishing attack. Viruses delivered via phishing emails may connect the victim’s computer to the hacker’s computer, allowing the hacker to access personal information, credentials, attached storage or network drives and more. Advanced computer forensic techniques can determine the steps taken by an attacker, what was compromised and whether the hacker is still active in your network. Whether you require phishing preventative assistance and training, incident response, phishing remediation or all three, Atlantic Data Forensics is ready to help.