Tag Archives | Social Engineering




Thousands Hooked by Malware from Big Sites

If I recall this is not the first time this has happened, delivering viral payloads via banner ads and flaws in scripting. It seems that malware peddlers are getting more aggressive though, it obviously shows there is actual monetary value in infecting people and stealing their data. A subtle form of social engineering too, by […]

Topic: Malware, Social Engineering

Social Engineering Gets a Big Jewel Heist

It just goes to show, sometimes the simple things are the most effective. A box of chocolates can defeat all the most hi-tech security systems if you add a little charm. 21 million Euros of diamonds, that’s one hell of a catch. A thief has evaded one of the world’s most expensive hi-tech security systems, […]

Topic: Social Engineering

Huge Online Loss by Swedish Bank Nordea – Claimed to be Biggest Loss?

A massive online heist, some (like McAfee) claim it’s the biggest ever online sting involving a bank, it’s comes in at about half a million pounds or or $1.1 million USD. Using some l33t0 custom trojan, it seems to be more a case of lack of education and the whole situation could have been avoided […]

Topic: Hacking News, Malware, Privacy, Social Engineering

Kevin Mitnick Interview on Social Engineering

There’s a good interview with Kevin Mitnick on Social Engineering. Well afterall, that is where his skill lies, not in technical hacking. Arrested by the FBI in 1995 and convicted of breaking into the systems of Fujitsu Siemens, Nokia and Sun Microsystems, Mitnick served five years in prison–eight months of it in solitary confinement. In […]

Topic: Social Engineering

The Enemy Within The Firewall

I’ve seen similar figures from other organisations and countries, so the stats don’t surprise me. My peers and I have always called this Armadillo security, hard on the outside, soft on the inside. Firewall, IDS, etc…all protecting the exterior of the network, only edge devices, nothing inside, not much policies, not much privilege segregation, anyone […]

Topic: Social Engineering

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