- "Did you see this video of you? Click here to see it."
- "Why did you send this to me?"
- "Wow, is this really you in this photo?"
Each of these phrases will have a link and if the recipient clicks on this link, his computer can become infected with malware as well. Then it will be used to send links to other users and the process continues.
Other sites spoof social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter in order to trick users to inputting their login information which is recorded and stolen.
In the law firm, there is a huge amount of sensitive information. Beware of any messages, posts, comments, emails or web sites that seem even the least bit suspicious.
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- Hacking the Mind [Infographic] (thetechscoop.net)
- A look at social engineering (glennswritinginterest.wordpress.com)
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- Cybergangs embracing crimeware over social engineering (net-security.org)
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