Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool

Security Boulevard

The post Propaganda as a Social Engineering Tool appeared first on Security Boulevard. Remember WYSIWYG? What you see is what you get. That was a simpler time in technology; you knew what the end result would be during the development stage. There were no surprises.

Reaction to Social Engineering Indicative of Cybersecurity Culture

Security Boulevard

It was a master class in social engineering, one that put an organization’s security posture at risk. Social engineering attacks like phishing take advantage of an employee’s awareness of.

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6 Types of Social Engineering Attacks

Mitnick Security

Social engineering attacks account for a massive portion of all cyber attacks, and studies show that these attacks are on the rise. According to KnowBe4 , more than 90% of successful hacks and data breaches start with a common type of social engineering attack called phishing.

How behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams dead in their tracks

Security Boulevard

Human fraud: how behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams that traditional fraud tools miss. The post How behavioral biometrics can stop social engineering and malware scams dead in their tracks appeared first on NuData Security.

Social engineering explained: How criminals exploit human behavior

CSO Magazine

Social engineering definition. Social engineering is the art of exploiting human psychology, rather than technical hacking techniques, to gain access to buildings, systems or data.

The Business Value of the Social-Engineer Phishing Service

Security Boulevard

The post The Business Value of the Social-Engineer Phishing Service appeared first on Security Boulevard. Phishing attacks continue to plague organizations across the globe with great success, but why? Cybercriminals are targeting the human element of organizations.

4 Social Engineering Attack Examples (with Pictures!)

Mitnick Security

We’re constantly telling our employees to look out for social engineering attacks , but while we can share definitions all day long, humans often learn best by example. social engineering attacks

What are Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks?

eSecurity Planet

Social engineering is a common technique that cybercriminals use to lure their victims into a false sense of security. As social engineering tactics become more advanced, it’s important to know how to identify them in the context of cybersecurity.

How Technology is Changing the Future of Social Engineering

Mitnick Security

Social engineering is not a new concept; in fact, it was said to have originated in 1184 BC with the legendary tale of the Trojan Horse. Social Engineering social engineer

10 Important Facts About Social Engineering

Security Boulevard

These 10 facts about social engineering statistics illustrate how powerful it can be has grown and show you can protect your business. The post 10 Important Facts About Social Engineering appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Predicting the Future of Social Engineering

Security Through Education

Someone once asked me to come up with some positive predictions I see unfolding in the social engineering world. But I think while living through a global pandemic, which continues to alter our social norms, we can all use a little positivity.

Social Engineering Attacks Hacking Humans Today

Security Boulevard

In Episode Two, Zero-Hour Attacks Hacking Humans Today, Patrick is joined by Chris Hadnagy, the Founder and CEO of The Social Engineer and host of the […]. The post Social Engineering Attacks Hacking Humans Today first appeared on SlashNext.

6 persuasion tactics used in social engineering attacks

Tech Republic Security

IT security teams need to educate employees about the psychological techniques cybercriminals often use in social engineering attacks

The Danny Ocean of Social Engineer’s

Security Through Education

This story, along with others of being arrested, evading armed guards (on foot, this time), and slipping in back doors unnoticed were my introduction into the world of social engineering. Professional Social Engineer’s (SEs) became, in my mind; confident, bold people who were not riddled with anxiety over their tasks. At DEF CON 27 I came to understand that my perception of the “typical” social engineer was skewed. It’s pitch black.

Jayson Street – Hacking and Social Engineering and Why There are No ‘Black Hat’ Hackers

Security Boulevard

The post Jayson Street – Hacking and Social Engineering and Why There are No ‘Black Hat’ Hackers appeared first on TechSpective. The post Jayson Street – Hacking and Social Engineering and Why There are No ‘Black Hat’ Hackers appeared first on Security Boulevard.

How Social Engineers Use Your Digital Footprint Against You

Mitnick Security

Think of all the publicly accessible information about your business that’s published on the web— from your corporate social media accounts to your very own website. Social Engineering social engineering threats

New Framework Aims to Describe & Address Complex Social Engineering Attacks

Dark Reading

As attackers use more synthetic media in social engineering campaigns, a new framework is built to describe threats and provide countermeasures

Social engineering: A cheat sheet for business professionals

Tech Republic Security

People, like computers, can be hacked using a process called social engineering, and there's a good chance a cybersecurity attack on your organization could start with this technique

Social Engineering Terms Explained (with Examples!)

Mitnick Security

You’ve been told you need social engineering training , but as soon as you start researching what social engineering is, you’re hit with all these confusing terms and abbreviations.

Social Engineering Training: What You're Really Paying For

Mitnick Security

Social engineering attacks are currently one of the most prominent cyberattacks plaguing organizations today. End users, who are the first and last line of defense when it comes to social engineering attacks. Social Engineering Mitnick Security Training

How to Avoid Holiday Scams & Social Engineering Tricks at Work

Mitnick Security

Social Engineering social engineering threats social engineering attacksWhile you’re out looking for incredible shopping deals this holiday season, cyberattackers are hunting for clever ways to trick unsuspecting users.

7 new social engineering tactics threat actors are using now

CSO Magazine

It’s been a boom time for social engineering. Social engineering, of course, means attacking the user rather than the computing system itself, trying to extract information or incite an action that will lead to compromise.

What You Get When You Invest in Social Engineering Testing with Mitnick Security

Mitnick Security

You’ve educated your team on the dangers of cybercriminals by putting them through social engineering training. Social Engineering vishing social engineering attacks

Social engineering: How psychology and employees can be part of the solution

Tech Republic Security

Social engineering is allowing cybercriminals the way in. Learn how to lock that door

5 Ways Social Engineers Crack Into Human Beings

Dark Reading

These common human traits are the basic ingredients in the con-man's recipe for trickery

How to defend your organization against social engineering attacks

Tech Republic Security

A security awareness program backed by multi-factor authentication can help protect your critical assets, says NordVPN Teams

Increased Exposure: What Financial Institutions Need to Do – Now – to Avoid Fraud Liability stemming from Social Engineering Scams

Security Boulevard

It’s going to get much tougher for financial institutions to avoid being declared as liable in the case of electronic fund transfer (EFT) social engineering scams.

A Lesson in Social Engineering

Dark Reading

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The Impact Of Social Engineering—And How To Defend Against Social Engineering Attacks

SiteLock

Social engineering isn’t just a personal threat—it’s a corporate one. More than half of all businesses are a target of a social engineering or spear phishing attack every year.

Social engineering: A cheat sheet for business professionals

Tech Republic Security

People, like computers, can be hacked using a process called social engineering, and there's a good chance a cybersecurity attack on your organization could start with this technique

How malicious Android apps use social engineering tactics to access Facebook accounts

Tech Republic Security

Learn how Android users can protect themselves against such malicious apps

What COVID-19 Teaches Us About Social Engineering

Dark Reading

Unless we do something proactively, social engineering's impact is expected to keep getting worse as people's reliance on technology increases and as more of us are forced to work from home

BSides Vancouver 2021 – Savannah Lazzara’s ‘Social Engineering: Tactics And Techniques’

Security Boulevard

The post BSides Vancouver 2021 – Savannah Lazzara’s ‘Social Engineering: Tactics And Techniques’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Our thanks to BSides Vancouver for publishing their outstanding BSides Vancouver 2021 Conference videos on the groups' YouTube channel. Permalink.

Attack of the Clone: Next-Gen Social Engineering

Dark Reading

NeoEYED CTO Tamaghna Basu tells us how he created an AI bot to mimic him, how it could be used in social engineering attacks, and what the experience taught him about the value of true human connections

The Top 5 Most Famous Social Engineering Attacks of the Last Decade

Mitnick Security

social media social engineering attacksThere’s something both humbling and terrifying about watching industry giants like Twitter and Target fall victim to cyber attacks.

The Impact Of Social Engineering—And How To Defend Against Social Engineering Attacks

SiteLock

Social engineering isn’t just a personal threat—it’s a corporate one. More than half of all businesses are a target of a social engineering or spear phishing attack every year.

Deep Fake: Setting the Stage for Next-Gen Social Engineering

Dark Reading

Humans are susceptible to normalcy bias, which may leave us vulnerable to disinformation that reinforces our beliefs

Aliens and UFOs: A Final Frontier for Social Engineers

Threatpost

The release of a CIA archive on UFOs is exactly the kind of headline-making event that phishing and scam actors long for. Web Security

Rethinking Responsibilities and Remedies in Social-Engineering Attacks

Threatpost

The idea that humans are the weakest link shouldn't guide the thinking on social-engineering defense. Breach Hacks InfoSec Insider Malware Mobile Security Vulnerabilities Web Security Cyberattacks cyberawareness defenses esponsibilities human error infosec insider james plouffe mobileiron remedies social engineering

Crooks social-engineered GoDaddy staff to take over crypto-biz domains

Security Affairs

The threat actors were able to modify DNS settings by tricking GoDaddy employees into handing over the control of the targeted domains with social engineering attacks. The post Crooks social-engineered GoDaddy staff to take over crypto-biz domains appeared first on Security Affairs.

Anti-Vax Lies Spread on YouTube—Paid for ‘by Russian PR Company’

Security Boulevard

Disinformation is rife on social media. The latest scandal is a Russian PR firm paying YouTubers to flog lies about vaccines killing people. The post Anti-Vax Lies Spread on YouTube—Paid for ‘by Russian PR Company’ appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Social Engineering: Definition, Types, Detection & Prevention

Spinone

What is social engineering? Social engineering is a manipulative technique used by criminals to elicit specific actions in their victims. Social engineering is seldom a stand-alone operation.

BEST PRACTICES: Mock phishing attacks prep employees to avoid being socially engineered

The Last Watchdog

Social engineering, especially phishing, continues to trigger the vast majority of breach attempts. Lucy’s’s software allows companies to easily set-up customizable mock attacks to test employees’ readiness to avoid phishing, ransomware and other attacks with a social engineering component. Bastable told me that it is very typical for 20 percent of an organization’s work force to be highly susceptible to being socially engineered.