Lesser known tricks of spoofing extensions

It is a well-known fact that malware using social engineering tricks is designed to hide itself from being an obvious executable. In this short article, we will present two other less common tricks used to deceive users.

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Scammers sneak into customer support conversations on Twitter

We’ve looked at the social engineering tactic of inserting a fake account into a conversation with legitimate support channels in the past, and today – thanks to Techhelplist – we can observe another one, this time going after Natwest bank logins. See how Twitter scammers are trying to steer potential victims away from legitimate support channels to phishing websites.

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Hacking your head: how cybercriminals use social engineering

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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This Instagram Account Preys on Your Trust Issues

An Instagram account baits users with the lure of catching his/her potentially cheating partner red-handed using a “trusted” service. All he/she needs is the target’s phone number.

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When Trolls Come in a Three-Piece Suit

We looked into trolling and how trolls have evolved these past few years, rising above mischief to doing it for a living and a cause. Despite this unsettling change, the appropriate response to trolls stands: do not feed them.

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