Another massive data breach and another phishing scam was not far behind.–PC Pitstop
eBay Password Phishing Scam
By Stu Sjouwerman, for KnowBe4.com Security Awareness Training
Ok, unless you were on an Internet-free vacation (fat chance); you have heard that eBay managed to lose all its 145 million credentials.
Cybercrime works a lot like a business, and they have massive phishing campaigns all set to go for the next major data breach. Just add a logo, change one line of code and they are off to the races.
And so it goes with the recent eBay debacle. Trend Micro predicted that in 2014 we would see one or more major security breaches a month, and up to now they are not far off the mark. There are several pitfalls with a large breach like this: first the data itself will get sold, causing even more identity thefts. Next, the breach will be used by other cyber mafias to social engineer people into going to a fake eBay site, and fill out confidential information.
We have seen this pattern happening over and over again, so this time you get an advanced warning…
This excerpt appears with permission from knowbe4.com.