From novice hackers to complex cybercriminal networks, see how attackers build detailed profiles of their social engineering attack targets.
Social engineering attacks are a type of cybercrime designed to exploit human weakness by using psychological manipulation to trick individuals into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that may be against their own interests. Financially motivated, the goal of these attacks is usually to gain access to confidential information or systems that the threat actors can then leverage for fraudulent or malicious purposes.
Social engineering prevention basics: Learn what it is, the red flags of an attack, and how your personal digital habits create organizational risks.
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.
This is the first article of a three-part series where we examine phishing attacks that faded from popularity but are now resurging — in particular, malicious Office documents.
Phishing remains a top cyber threat. Sophisticated scams are very easy to execute and highly profitable. Here are the top phishing trends in 2020 to watch.
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forming among newly identified phishing URLs shows bad actors sending fraudulent emails informing Apple ID users of outdated Apple ID information or problems with billing.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.
People don’t seem to worry much about privacy when “checking in” to a favorite local restaurant or coffee shop, or from other social media posts that reveal one’s location. What if you were approached by a complete stranger who knew your name and other personally indefinable information within minutes after making an upload? A few socialites got quite the shock after a social media experiment revealed how much personal information can be extracted from publicly viewable status updates.
It’s hard to imagine unsolicited spam getting any more annoying. One way would be to receive it from three different sources and at the same time, which is precisely the type of hybrid spam campaign zveloLABS™ recently unearthed.
The rapid growth and popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has wrought a seismic and lasting change to the Internet. The Web has evolved from a source of static information to a proxy of real world interaction.