Pretexting in Cyber Security: Facts to Know

Fraudsters use pretexting as a sort of social engineering

Pretexting is a type of social engineering in which an attacker gains access to information, a system, or service by deception. In doing so, the attacker provides a false script or pretext to gain the victim’s trust. For example, he may pose as an experienced investor, human resources representative, IT specialist, or another seemingly legitimate… Continue reading Pretexting in Cyber Security: Facts to Know

What is Scareware and How Not to Buy Into It?

Scareware is a widespread Internet fraud scheme that intimidates victims into buying unnecessary or harmful software taking advantage of their ignorance. Scareware usually exploits fears of having a computer virus on a machine and persuades users to purchase fake security software. Here we’ll regard how this spoof works and how not to get fooled by… Continue reading What is Scareware and How Not to Buy Into It?