It is vitally important that everyone do everything they can to defend themselves against phishing.
Prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday that Adindu tricked victims into wiring more than $25 million into bank accounts he opened in China.
When you read stories about phishing, do you think 'that'll never happen to me'? Chances are, if you think that, you're probably under 25. Now this isn't a generalisation - our research proves that a quarter of young people think they are too savvy to get phished and one in ten think phishing 'only happens to old people'.
It looks innocent enough - a receipt from your favourite high street shop, a file to review from a colleague or an alert from your bank or gas company that you have a statement to review or bill to pay. But something rather more sinister could be sitting in your inbox, waiting to be clicked.
Received a text from your bank recently? A new ‘smishing’ scam is convincing people to hand over their bank details by sending
Of course it is always better to keep an attacker outside of your network if you can. But, recognising the difficulty of that, many companies today operate as if a breach has already (or will) occurred.
Honest insiders also are targeted by malicious outsiders through using social engineering. E-mail phishing (and spear-phishing to target high-value individuals) is one of the most common types of social engineering, but examples range from simple phone calls to carefully crafted Web sites hosting malicious content.
Modern-day fraudsters use every trick in the book when it comes to infiltrating a network. They are well prepared, well researched, and highly innovative. One of the most common tactics used to glean valuable information is social engineering, using techniques such as phishing or collecting data from social media.
A Nigerian man behind a million-dollar phishing scam has been sentenced to 36 months in prison, the FBI has announced. The