Tags Social engineering
Iranian spies tried hacking US military personnel by posing as job recruiters on Facebook
Facebook said it took down the campaign from the hackers known as Tortoiseshell.
533 million Facebook users’ personal data leaked online
This leak places several important data points all in one place.
Fake Twitter personas, bogus blog delivered North Korea-linked malware to researchers
The goal was to spy on the work of cybersecurity researchers by exploiting their natural inclination to collaborate.
New York regulator faults Twitter for lax security measures prior to big account breach
The attacker used "vishing," a social engineering scam on the rise.
No hacking needed: Someone duped Experian into handing over data in breach affecting 24 million South Africans
For fraudsters looking to swindle big corporations, sometimes it’s just a matter of asking.