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    Spear Phishing Attacks

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    According to Ian Karambelas, phishing is “an attempt to obtain user credentials, financial data, or other sensitive information by emulating a legitimate email communication.” But spear phishing is a far greater threat than the phishing email because it is “a type of targeted phishing in which an attacker first researches the target individual or company to increase their chance of success. Because this allows the attacker to appear more trustworthy as a legitimate business entity, users are less suspicious.” (Karambelas, 2016, pg. 1). Trend Micro’s APT research team believes that spear phishing is the most favored APT attack bait. The cost of opening a spear-phishing email can be enormous. For example, the email service provider Epsilon “fell prey to a spear-phishing attack that caused the organization to lose an estimated US $4 billion.” (Trend Micro, 2012, pg.…

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    Phishing Attacks

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    In “The state of phishing”, Aaron examines phishing attacks conducted by a group called Avalanche in 2009 (2010). He analyzes data from the Global Phishing Survey, published by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). His analysis of the data reveals that Avalanche attacks started in 2008 and spiked in the first half of 2009, diminishing in the second half of 2009 as Top Level Domain (TLD) registers took down Avalanche domains. He briefly covers how Avalanche combined a malware called Zeus with…

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    control or direction of something (Merriam-Webster). With that being said, social engineering is the taking control of people or society in general. Unfortunately, social engineering is a real thing and has happened all over the world. Phishing is by far the most common social engineering tactic used by attackers today. Most phishing scams want personal information, such as names, addresses and social security numbers. Phishing scams may also contain links that redirect victims to suspicious…

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    Nt1310 Unit 3 Term Paper

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    Security Ecommerce site Phishing, “brand spoofing” or “carding”, is not a “pass-time” process but is a business-like on which organized crime groups extensively use and make a big deal of money. Phishing, being one of the most security challenges, is a hacking technique of malicious and fraudulent mass mailing, masquerade as emails from government agencies, business partners or even company executives using modern way such as social media, phone calls and any other communications to get access…

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    Social Engineering Threats

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    The nature of a social engineering attack is hard to protect against because it exploits the “human factor” of the network. By manipulating end-users attackers are getting confidential information without the user even realizing it. Variety of social engineering attacks. One method of a social engineering attack, and one of the most popular, is phishing. Phishing is sending emails appearing to be from a reputable source with the intent of gaining personal information. Phishing accounts for “77%…

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    Network Security

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    prevalent and effective methods is a technique known as phishing, which is when a hacker tricks someone into revealing information or installing malicious files through email communication. “In 2016, 58% of security incidents in which user credentials were compromised occurred through phishing attacks, HYPERLINK "http://www.verizonenterprise.com/verizon-insights-lab/dbir/2016/" "_blank" according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.” ( HYPERLINK "http://www.techrepublic.com"…

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    Privacy and Chatroulette Using the website Chatroulette has a risk. Especially if you decide to show a bit of nudity yourself. In Chatroulette it is possible to de-anonymize the user and reveal their identity to the public. The information obtained can be used to threaten, humiliate or blackmail the user. Gaining personal information can be done by, for example, phishing (Kopecký, 2015). Phishing is a way to try and get private information from unsuspected individuals. Frauds try to get…

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    However, unlike a traditional phishing attack, a spear phishing attack takes place through racketeering which is an organized crime and is targeted towards a few individuals or an organization. The effect of phishing scams can be rapid, resulting in identity theft, the loss of a huge amount of money, reputational damage etc. Organizations can suffer theft of sensitive information which can give away the trade secrets, information about suppliers, research and development results or customer…

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    As a means of establishing company-wide standards for scams and fraudulent activity, Edu Corp’s Scams and Fraud Policy serves to inform employees about the potential security impacts of scams and fraud, while protect the privacy and safety of all employees and customers, including all digital assets and intelligence of the company. Edu Corp’s Scams and Fraud Policy outlines the regulations for social engineering recognition, fraudulent recognition, phishing detection, false antivirus detection,…

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    The Importance Of Spyware

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    spyware. Signs that spyware could possibly be on a computer is that the user receives a barrage of pop-up ads, the Internet home page has been changed, new and unexpected toolbars, pop up, icons the user doesn’t recognize appear, keys don’t work when the user is navigating, and the computer becomes sluggish when opening and saving files (World Almanac & Book of Facts, 2005). Phishing is a tactic used by phishers to steal the users’ sensitive information. They utilize fake Web sites, spam,…

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