Displaying items by tag: Social Engineering

GUEST OPINION by Derek Cowan, Director of System Engineering APAC at Cohesity:  With an unprecedented level of employees now home-working, and return to offices delayed until 2022 for many, corporate IT must navigate the digital roadblocks created by a highly dispersed team.

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Social media company Twitter says it believes miscreants, who were behind a recent scam that attacked several well-known accounts, had targeted its employees through a social engineering scheme and manipulated them into carrying out certain actions and leaking confidential information.

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GUEST OPINION By Mark Padginton, Key Account Manager JAMF: Most Australian businesses have deployed tools and services to improve their IT security, yet many remain vulnerable due to one key factor: human beings.

GUEST OPINION By Mark Padginton, Key Account Manager JAMF: Most Australian businesses have deployed tools and services to improve their IT security, yet many remain vulnerable due to one key factor: human beings.

Published in Security
Sunday, 25 August 2019 23:56

Warning on emergence of new SMS phishing scam

Security firm Proofpoint says that retailer Kmart’s recent warning of a new attack by a sophisticated SMS scam means that it is important for Australians to remain vigilant and aware of these types of attacks.

Published in Security

Google appears to have visions of controlling people in the future through the information that it slurps up every day, judging by a leaked 2016 video titled The Selfish Ledger.

Published in Technology Regulation

Researchers from security outfits Proofpoint, BrilliantIT and Abuse.ch have collaborated to sinkhole an infection chain known as EITest that has used compromised sites to direct Windows users to exploit kit landing pages and social engineering schemes.

Published in Security
Monday, 16 October 2017 09:54

Office 365 users fear ransomware attacks: survey

A survey on the uptake of Office 365 has found that the prime factor worrying 92% of respondents is ransomware, with 47% saying they had been victims of this scourge.

Published in Security

As is the case in many other countries, ransomware has been one of the most persistent threats to Australia in 2017, and this is likely to continue into the future, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre's annual threat report which was released today.

Published in Security

The term social engineering has come to mean an attack vector – methodology - that relies heavily on using plausible everyday situations to trick people into breaking normal security procedures to install malware or reveal passwords and logins.

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They know where you live and work. They know who you are. They know where you bank. And they are out to exploit that with a new range of designer, socially engineered, threats designed to fool you into clicking on that malware ridden link.

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Social engineering is increasingly being used to send out highly targeted emails in the hope that someone will be stupid enough to click on a link, install malware, and go to hell!

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Someone will click on a link in a highly targeted spear phishing campaign; an employee will go rogue and release a password – the keys to the IP kingdom; and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) will mop up the rest. Then you need the right staff skills to manage this.

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Intel’s Security arm McAfee isn’t the first to write about hacking the human OS, and it won’t be the last, with the ‘latest persuasion techniques’ revealed.

Published in Security
Online criminals are once again trying to fool computer users into loading malware onto their computers, this time using an email with a “security update” attached, purporting to be from Microsoft.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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