Tag Archives: Phishing

ARE EMPLOYEE PERSONAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS MAKING YOUR NETWORK VULNERABLE?

Social media seems harmless enough especially when your employees stick to using it for personal reasons, but it can indirectly be responsible for critical security breaches. With some social engineering and patience, an attacker can use personal social media profile information to gain access to your corporate network. The attack is completely outside of your […]

ALERT: CRIMINALS REQUESTING W-2s VIA SIMPLE SOCIAL-ENGINEERING SCHEME

By Todd Hacke Tax season is a hectic time of year for not only organizations but their employees.  This year attackers are looking to take advantage of this turbulence with a simple social engineering inquiry that could land them a gold mine of personal and financial information.  It turns out all they have to do […]

8 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Human Hack

I’ve become a fan of the show Impractical Jokers. If you haven’t seen it, three friends play jokes on the fourth, and he has to repeat whatever line is fed to him. The goal is to successfully convince random strangers to say or do a certain thing that they would not normally do. At the […]

My Back Door is Secure but I Think I Left the Front Door Unlocked!

I received an email last night from my online video rental provider that they were compromised and that my personal information may have been stolen. I immediately thought that this was a “phishing” scam and deleted the email. With all the compromised data in recent years though, Sony, and Barnes and Noble to name a […]