Let’s go phishing

Why do people get conned so easily, if you know their interests, you’re probably getting warm to the answer. This is what is called a ‘targeted attack‘.

  • Your dog’s name is Spot

 

  • Pictures of Spot is found on your Facebook profile which is not locked down…hummm…

 

Dear Bob,

We have your dog Spot, click on the link to see the photo.

http://evilwebsitewithsomedodgynastymalicioussoftware.com

If you want him back, you’ll need to transfer one million dollars to our Nigerian account.

Regards,
The Enemy.


 

Breaking it down, targeted phishing is:

  • Addressed in a personal nature
  • Something to get you to react
  • Consequence should you fail to act

Guess what happens next…you are now owned by The Enemy. Thankyou for your co-operation.

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