DarkHotel Hackers Find New Ways to Trick Users According to BleepingComputer, an old hacking group deemed DarkHotel is back with a few new tricks up their sleeves. The group first began targeting high level executives in 2011. The cyber criminals would wait for these individuals to connect to a hotel’s WiFi and trick them into downloading […]
The director of the National Counterintelligence & Security Center has launched a spear-phishing awareness campaign we can all benefit from.
Recent cyber attacks on corporations are displaying a frightening level of sophistication that combines spear phishing, social engineering & malware.
It was to be expected. Cyber criminals now are able to scrape your followers from Twitter…
You may have asked yourself what it takes to send a spear phishing attack.
By Bob Rankin
Spear phishing is a cybercrime technique that lures victims into revealing passwords, credit card data, and other sensitive information by masquerading as a communication from a trusted entity. The spear phishing communication – usually an email – looks very much like a familiar email format sent by your bank, Facebook, or anyone from which you’re accustomed to getting email. It may even include your name and other details which reassure you that “this is someone I know”. But beware, it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing…