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With human error playing a role in many of today's big security incidents, miscreants are constantly looking to leverage end-user mistakes via social engineering.
Security experts have discovered a social engineering ruse that installs a malicious Google Chrome extension to lure victims in a click fraud campaign.
iSight Partners detailed the elaborate social engineering scheme used to target senior military and government officials in the U.S.
We still need more education in place, especially when it comes to building awareness of cyber hygiene among the general public.
The operation previously targeted victims by exploiting bugs in popular software, FireEye said.
Attackers sent malware through Skype chats promising pictures, FireEye reveals.
Kevin Bocek, vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi, speaks with reporter Danielle Walker on social engineering ruses targeting wildcard certificates.
Experts are speculating that attackers exploited a vulnerability in Anthem's IT system, or obtained credentials via social engineering.
Cyber criminals have stolen $50,000 from an Australian real estate agency after one of its employees was duped through social engineering.
Dick Cheney probably wasn't thinking about hackers when he had his heart defibrillator installed, but the possible threat was later addressed when the defibrillator's wireless function was disabled. This story, among others, made up some of the strangest in the security space.
The group, APT3, is also believed to be behind Operation Clandestine Fox, which used social engineering to lure victims into installing malware.
The Tsukuba trojan like other proxy changers is not technically advanced but uses an interesting social engineering technique, researchers at IBM Trusteer found.
Social engineering will always be a looming threat for organizations, and spear phishing plays a significant part.
Penn State University is notifying roughly 18,500 individuals and research partners that their personal information may have been compromised.
FireEye researchers have uncovered a group, dubbed FIN4, that has targeted more than 100 companies to gain insider information.
An employee with PhishMe was targeted by a crafty phishing email, allowing researchers to analyze an innovative attack that results in a malware infection.
The breach impacts Iowa State students where were enrolled at the university between 1995 and 2012.
A ransomware variant of CryptoLocker and CryptoDefense corrupts the first 512 or 1024 bytes of any data file.
FireEye researchers took a closer look at the malware and provided details in a blog post last week.
Clicking on links to free streams of summer flicks such as 22 Jump Street and Transformers: Age of Extinction could lead to adware and malware.
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