Phishing

CIO recently reported that a variant of spear phishing called whaling has emerged as a major cybersecurity threat. Whaling is a social-engineering scheme that uses the relationship between executives and employees to trick employees into taking an illicit action. An attacker masquerading as an executive bids, and the employee does his or her bidding. Notable…

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Travis Greene
May 19, 2016
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The animated GI Joe television series featured public service announcements (PSA) at the end of each episode. After the subjects of the PSA learned an important life lesson, such as not talking to strangers, they would say: “Now I know,” to which one of the GI Joes would reply: “And knowing is half the battle!”…

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Renee Bradshaw
Jun 2, 2015
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While the hackers in movies continue to use brute-force methods to breach security, fingers flying on keyboards as firewalls fall, real attackers today prefer the subtler method of hijacking insider credentials. Frankly, it’s far easier to figure out a user’s password or get them to click a link in a phishing email. To reduce the…

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Travis Greene
Mar 5, 2015
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