Social Engineering

Phishing scams have emerged as one of the most prominent forms of cyberattacks today. In the first quarter of 2021, 637,302 unique phishing websites were identified, increasing 4% from the preceding quarter. This number continued to rise in the fourth quarter.    With daily activities shifting online due to the pandemic, cybercrime has risen in many parts of the world. Phishing was reported as the most common...

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Business Email compromise   We've all heard that malicious actors are actively exploiting e-mail scams to swindle government agencies, small and large organizations, and their victims are old news. Most corporate financial transactions have now moved to digital, and this resulted in a rise in financial crime caused mainly by cyber fraud.   The phrase "Company Email Compromise" refers to a wide range of malicious activities, but all kinds...

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Phishing email refers to the malicious practice of sending a fraudulent email under a false pretext in order to steal someone’s credentials.   What does this mean in laymen terms? How does a phishing email work? Do phishing campaigns target only regular people or companies as well? How can you stay safe from phishing scam? Learn all this and more in our 101 guide on phishing.   Origin of...

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We’ve discussed social engineering elsewhere on the blog and we’ve established that it refers to any type of attack relying on the human factor in order to achieve its goals. But a particular type of social engineering requires a bit more attention that the rest, especially since it’s becoming more and more frequent. CEO fraud, or a scam where the hackers pretend to be the...

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