The revelations stemming from the documents exfiltrated by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have changed the way we look at many things, but the details that have been trickling out about the way he went about getting access to those documents have also shown us how serious the insider threat can be.
A record number of brands were targeted by phishers in the second quarter of 2013, according to APWG.
Senior Research Analyst Jeremy Scott received a phone call from “the service center for the Windows operating system computers” and they told him that he had something much worse than viruses," he had "malwares and spywares” and that they wanted to help remove it.
Once again, and more spectacularly, security researchers have proved that attackers wielding a fake LinkedIn account sporting the image of an attractive woman claiming to be an expert in the cyber security business can trick even security-aware IT employees into letting their guard down.
Social networks are great sources of information for cyber criminals and a great way to enter the potential victims’ circle of trust.
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