Tag: social engineering

Criminals and scammers love to trick, deceive and manipulate their victims into handing over sensitive information, and money. This kind of exploitation is often referred to as social engineering, and it’s worth knowing about because although the scams change, the methods remain the same. Social engineering can happen online, over the phone, or even in ...
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Futher to my last post about social engineering in the IoT; here are a couple of attack scenarios that we might easily see emerge. Attack scenario 1: Reflected targeting and compromise Things are often too limited in processing and memory to compromise and manipulate to large effect. What is more, they might not have information ...
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Successful social engineering attacks through IoT systems could lead to a perception of being surrounded by hostile devices, and greatly retard development; making the consequences of social engineering attacks in the IoT very significant. Social engineering attacks will certainly evolve into the Internet of Things (IoT), if they have not already. These attacks have the ...
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McAfee has compiled a list of the top ways cybercriminals play with the minds of their targeted victims. And the chief way that the cybercriminals do this is via phishing scams—that are designed to take your money. The fact that two-thirds of all the emails out there on this planet are phishy tells me that ...
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Why are data breaches so commonplace?  Whether the attacks are against the energy sector as reported July 2014[i] with over 1,000 energy companies in North America and Europe reported to have been compromised.  To other attacks targeting other sectors (e.g. Operation Troy, Operation High Roller Nightdragon, etc.) it would appear that no sector is immune ...
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