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August 10, 2020 - SBA loan scams continue to make the rounds targeting small business owners, CEOS, and CFOs. Learn what to look out for.

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December 18, 2019 - In order to maximize infection rate, threat actors are now launching the Spelevo exploit kit with a decoy adult site, social engineering users into downloading a malicious video player.

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September 3, 2019 - We discovered a web social engineering toolkit that allows crooks to create fake update notification campaigns on both desktop and mobile in up to 30 different languages.

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August 2, 2018 - Cybercriminals will do what it takes to get what they want, whether that's breaching a corporate network or stealing credentials with malware. But what do we do if hackers are hacking us instead of our computers? Here's how to tell if you're susceptible to social engineering attacks, and what to do to combat them.

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November 9, 2017 - Exploits may not be enough as threat actors combine them with social engineering in a new Disdain exploit kit attack method.

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June 8, 2017 - No macro, no exploit. This attack uses mouse movement to launch malicious code in booby-trapped documents.

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Social engineering

Social engineering is the description of methods that attackers use to get the victims to breach security protocol or give up private information. There are many tactics that lead to this goal, and they rely on psychological manipulation, such as seducing the victims by playing to their greed, vanity, or their willingness to help someone.

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January 20, 2016 - Social engineering is a tool as old as war. And a growing number of cybercriminals are using it to manipulate users into giving them what they want.

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June 11, 2013 - Scammers use psychological manipulation to defraud their victims. Learn how to better protect yourself and avoid scams -- even ones you've never heard of.

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November 11, 2019 - Despite the company's efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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