The theme for this week is Phishing, an oldie, but a goodie. Phishing and malware are part of a larger scheme which is known as Social Engineering.
Phishing is one of the most popular forms of social engineering.
You would think that these types of attacks don’t work anymore due to the ever-growing knowledge around the structure of these types of scams because people are more aware of what to look out for.
Unfortunately, when an attack involves social engineering, it exploits the weakness of the organisation it is targeting, which means the hacker often can tailor a scam in such a way that it won’t be obvious and will most likely be successful.
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