Information over-sharing can lead to cleverly executed and dangerous spear-phishing campaigns, warns the US Department of Homeland Security and the ICS-CERT.
I remember a time - and it wasn't even that long ago - when the government, companies and organizations weren't this hell-bent on collecting citizen, customer and user data.
A new ransomware variant dubbed Kovter has been spotted trying out a brand new approach for convincing targeted users of the legitimacy of its claims.
TraceSecurity launched the TraceSecurity Phishing Simulator, a secure, cloud-based solution that allows organizations to safely perform on-demand social engineering tests that mimic real-world attacks.
Microsoft has confirmed that a number of Xbox Live accounts of their current and former employees have been compromised by attackers using "several stringed social engineering techniques", but has denied that it stores or in any way utilizes users' Social Security Numbers, The Verge reports.
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