Tag Archive | "Social Engineering"


03 February 2014 | 866 views

A Story Of Social Engineering – How @N Lost His $50,000 Twitter Handle

So last week I read an interesting tale about social engineering on Medium, a story by a chap named Naoki Hiroshima and his Twitter handle, which was @N. Yes just one letter, a pretty rare and it seems valuable handle as he had offers of up to $50,000 for it. In the end though, someone [...]

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18 July 2012 | 3,382 views

spt v0.6.0 – Simple Phishing Toolkit Available For Download

spt is a simple concept with powerful possibilities. It is what it’s name implies: a simple phishing toolkit. The basic idea the spt project had was “Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a simple, effective, easy to use and free (most importantly!) tool that information security professionals could use to evaluate and train what [...]

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05 March 2012 | 8,591 views

Hacker On Hacker Action – Zeus Botmaster Targets Anonymous Supporters

It somehow reminds me of the oldskool game Spy vs Spy, anyone remember that? Anyhow, that’s off-topic right now. The news is, some smart malware pimp managed to dupe a whole bunch of Anonymous supporters into installing the Zeus botnet – when they thought they were getting a DDoS tool. It’s a pretty big base [...]

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22 December 2011 | 10,420 views

Social Engineering Vulnerability Evaluation and Recommendation Project

Social engineering has been around for tens of thousands of years so it is time we approach the topic in a professional manner. The Social Engineering Vulnerability Evaluation and Recommendation (SEVER) Project is one way to help penetration testers become more consistent. It is also intended to be the best way to teach novices about [...]

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27 October 2011 | 11,182 views

Facebook Attachment Uploader Owned By A Space

Oh look – another vulnerability in Facebook! It wasn’t long ago we reported New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking. Well this time the private messaging function has been compromised, you can attach an executable and send it to anyone as long as you put a space after the filename. It’s not [...]

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09 February 2011 | 11,688 views

Penetration Testing Course Pro 1.1 – New Version & New Module

Penetration Testing Course Pro 1.1 release aims at addressing all of the suggestions collected in the first 6 months of activity and adds 1 new module and 50 minutes of video training on Social Engineering Toolkit. As reviewed by us before (eLearnSecurity – Online Penetration Testing Training) this course is becoming a very popular choice [...]

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25 October 2010 | 18,034 views

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) – Computer Based Social Engineering Tools

The Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET) is specifically designed to perform advanced attacks against the human element. SET was designed to be released with the http://www.social-engineer.org launch and has quickly became a standard tool in a penetration testers arsenal. SET was written by David Kennedy (ReL1K) and with a lot of help from the community it has [...]

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21 October 2010 | 7,364 views

Malware Pushers Abuse Firefox Warning Page

This is a pretty neat attack from the malware pushes leveraging on the ignorance of the average user – which in all honestly is a safe bet most of the time! You could consider it a Social Engineering attack as it’s taking something that’s familiar and changing it to deliver malware. I’m sure all the [...]

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22 December 2009 | 3,943 views

Brittany Murphy Dies & Scareware Scammers Strike

It seems to be a trend now, whenever someone famous dies some kind of malware or phishing scam will pop up playing on their death with the usual social engineering aspect. The most memorable one recently of course was the passing of The King of Pop – Michael Jackson The latest one is Brittany Murphy [...]

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28 October 2009 | 6,286 views

Facebook E-mail Spam Conceals Malware Attack

Facebook has had a fair share of problems, being a large community of course it’s going to be a ripe target for spammers, scammers and malware distributors. The latest to hit is a spam e-mail claiming to be from the Facebook team that actually spreads a nasty piece of malware called Bredolab. It’s also been [...]

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