Social Engineering

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Phone Fraud, Social Engineering, Vishing

Tech Support Scammers Turn to Spam

Criminals who run fake tech support scams are expanding their range of tactics, and now are using spam messages to push victims to their scam sites. Historically, these schemes have been run through two main channels: phone calls or malicious online ads. Victims who visit sketchy sites containing malicious ads […]

At DEF CON, Hacking Humans Takes Center Stage
Social Engineering

At DEF CON, Hacking Humans Takes Center Stage

LAS VEGAS–The man sits on the edge of a chair in a tiny, soundproof plexiglass booth. Overhead lights give his face a harsh white-yellow cast and illuminate the sweat popping out on his close-shaved head. The walls of the booth press in as he glances down at a small notebook and nods […]

Email Compromise Campaign Hits Hundreds of Companies
Hacking, Social Engineering

Email Compromise Campaign Hits Hundreds of Companies

A large-scale, long-term business email compromise campaign has been targeting large industrial companies, including those in the energy, metals, and power sectors. The campaign has been running for several years and has included a variety of tactics, namely compromises of corporate email systems, network exploitation, social engineering, and highly targeted […]