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malware and credential phishing attacks on the rise
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 09:04    Post subject:  malware and credential phishing attacks on the rise
Subject description: emails : the wide open door to IT systems of organizations
 

https://threatpost.com/threatlist-email-attacks-surge-targeting-execs/137385/

Non-management and low-level management employees are most often targeted inside organizations: They accounted for 60 percent of highly targeted malware and credential phishing attacks. However, according to the “Protecting People” report from Proofpoint, analyzing customer attack data gathered April through June 2018. Executives, on the other hand, only received 23.5 percent and 5.2 percent of targeted attacks, respectively.

Further reading :
https://threatpost.com/five-weakest-links-in-cybersecurity-that-target-the-supply-chain/137453/
https://threatpost.com/insiders-continue-to-be-data-thefts-best-friend/137505/
https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/poor-pssword-hygiene-and-unpatched-systems-led-to-singapores-biggest-ever-cybersecurity-breach-20360.html
https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-prevent-phishing

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 10:35    Post subject:  

Surely they should be measuring successful attacks.
I'd like to bet that the higher up the organisation they target, the more likely it is to work.

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labbe5

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 08:44    Post subject: Millennials more likely to fall for scams than baby boomers  

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/red-alert-politics/millennials-more-likely-to-fall-for-scams-than-baby-boomers

This statistic is incredibly shocking, as many assume internet scams prey on the elderly. However, new technology and evolving scam methods put everyone at risk. BBB says that 78 percent of scam victims hold a college or graduate degree.
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 10:25    Post subject:  

I can understand that Millenials are more likely than baby boomers to fall for them mainly because they will have been brought up with computers around and would be more likely to have got a lot of their social interaction through computers so will be more likely to trust info from them without question.

A well thought out scam relies on inherent human characteristics and is basically knowledge independent, though people with higher levels of education are more likely to be self confident which will offset that education and level the field.

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 10:31    Post subject:  

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78 percent of scam victims hold a college or graduate degree.

That says a lot about higher education!

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Sep 2018, 11:58    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
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78 percent of scam victims hold a college or graduate degree.

That says a lot about higher education!


Colleges used to provide Commom Sense 101.
Now there is a shortage of teachers with that requisite.
Directly related to the teachers lack of "real-world" experience.
Exhibit "A" would be the so'called "safe space"

In college "bizarro world" no need for common sense or any sense. Just play your "time out" card and run to your safe space.

That dog don't hunt.


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