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Iranian Cyberspies Pose as Journalists Online To Ensnare Their Targets
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5/29/2014 | 4:42:30 PM
A Fascinating Look
This gives a really fascinating look behind the scenes of a social engineering initiative, a long-time effort given that it dates back to 2011. Having interviewed experts in social engineering -- people who work with clients on preventative measures and best practices -- I believe this is one of the most challenging areas of security. As people, we want to trust. Our memories fail us; how many people "look or sound familiar" when we get a friend or connect request on FB or LI? Those in high-value positions must be especially aware. But as we know, even lower level targets are attractive as rungs on the ladder.
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