Tag Archives: Social Engineering

Your Employees are Targets. Social Engineering is Increasing.

Even with advanced technology and security, your data is still at risk. Studies indicate that hackers are focusing on your teams to gain access to your networks and information. Social engineering is on the rise. This is a method of manipulating your teams into performing actions in order for an unauthorized person to get access […]

What are Smishing Attacks and why are they Increasing?

Two things are inherently true when it comes to cybercriminals.  The first is that they follow the money.  This is why ransomware grew to a billion dollar business overnight.  The second is that like water, their efforts flow towards the path of least resistance.  Cybercriminals are like many people, they go for the easy money.  […]

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 […]