A new level to spearphishing

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Heck, most intelligent IT Admins won’t click on the link to “See Britney Naked” or “Adjust your Bank of America Account” because they know it is phishing.

But comes in the “new and improved shiny phishing”. These social engineers have done their homework.

Forget Big Brother…. We Have High Schools

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Basically the gist of the story is that a school in Philadelphia USA issues laptops to their students. One day Little Blake Robbins goes to school and is slapped with a “improper behavior in his home” disciplinary action.

The Importance of Information Gathering

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Our friend and contributor Matt was kind enough to put into writing a few stories from his law enforcement days. This excellent example shows how important it is to pay attention to the little details when information gathering. Sometimes the littlest details can make or break the story…..

Social Engineering in the news

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It brings to light some very interesting facts…. malicious social engineers are looking at what is “bothering” people and then offering information and/or solutions if “you just click here.” Everything from money help for the economic woes people are experiencing right down to cures for the H1N1 Virus. It makes a further valid point, that the users are the ones who are to blame.

Iraqi insurgents hack US Predator drones with $26 software‎

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The first thing that happened when I mentioned this blog post was a few people saying, “This doesn’t have much to do with social engineering so why they heck do you want to blog about it?” The truth is… it doesn’t have much to do with social engineering at all, but it is so darn […]

Ask The Social Engineer

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Do you have questions you want answered from a social engineer, about social engineering or learning how to become a social engineer? Send them in and we might just use yours for the next column.