This last post in our social engineering prevention series provides guidance on what to do if you fall victim to a social engineering attack.
Cybercrime is a term that encompasses any criminal activity involving the use of digital technology or communication, such as the internet, computers, or smartphones. In most cases, these crimes are financially driven but attacks may also be politically or personally motivated. Cybercrime can include a wide range of activities, such as fraud, theft, cyberstalking, ransomware, malware distribution, and so many others.
Combating cybercrime is a highly complex and ever-evolving challenge due to the dynamic nature of the threat landscape. And understanding the threat landscape requires in-depth threat intelligence on the identity of cybercriminals, their preferred attack techniques, their motives, operational tactics, their areas of focus, and more.
This blog post offers social engineering countermeasures and provides guidance to minimize the risk of falling victim to these attacks.
Social engineering attacks are a type of cybercrime that human weakness by using psychological manipulation to trick individuals.
Threat Alert: Active PayPal payment request scam uses social engineering to exploit users and evade detection without the use of a link.
A trend forming among newly identified phishing URLs shows bad actors sending fraudulent emails informing Apple ID users of outdated Apple ID information or problems with billing. The emails and internal links attempt to deceive Apple ID users into “verifying” account information. When the user proceeds to log in, the form handing over access credentials to their accounts.
The 2011 Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) eCrime Researchers Summit, out of San Diego, California, moved fast with a number of interesting presentations and fascinating people. The APWG is a non-profit global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud, crime and identity theft that results from phishing, pharming, malware and e-mail spoofing of all types. The eCrime Researchers Summit brings together malware researchers, counter-eCrime developers and responders, and includes the 2011 Fall General Meeting. Here are some highlights from the event.
Viagra’s days may be numbered, at least when it comes to being the drug-of-choice on fraudulent pharmacy websites. Recently, zveloLABS™ noticed a strong shift to another lifestyle drug named Adipex–a brand name alternative to the weight-loss drug phentermine.
zveloLABS™ has detected a new widespread compromise, with tens of thousands of domains infected. Cybercriminals have used stolen credentials, placing specially crafted pages into legitimate websites that lead visitors to malicious payloads.
Have you taken a look inside your Spam folder recently? Without a doubt you’ll find the folder full of pharmacy Spam, pitching everything from Cialis and Viagra to Vicodin and Hydrocodone. The problem is almost none of the linked web sites are legitimate certified pharmacies.