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Social Engineering Attack – Breach of Trust

There is an alarming increase in cases of unknown individuals winning the trust of unsuspecting victims in the virtual world and then misusing this trust to commit crimes on the victims. This is the world of the social engineering attack. It starts with information collection regarding a targeted individual.

 

A college girl in Gujarat was asked her mobile number by a co-student. She refused but the co-student coolly replied that he will get it. Next day he had her name, her fathers’ name, her address and her phone number!! How did he get it? By uploading her “Scooty” number on the RTO site of Gujarat.

 

An Income Tax Department site of the Government of India called “e-filling” is another such target. A cyber criminal provides the surname of a person and his date of birth – he can get the PAN card number of a targeted individual. Using this number and a

Read more at: http://morungexpress.com/social-engineering-attack-breach-trust/

Social Engineering Attack – Breach of Trust

There is an alarming increase in cases of unknown individuals winning the trust of unsuspecting victims in the virtual world and then misusing this trust to commit crimes on the victims. This is the world of the social engineering attack. It starts with information collection regarding a targeted individual.

 

A college girl in Gujarat was asked her mobile number by a co-student. She refused but the co-student coolly replied that he will get it. Next day he had her name, her fathers’ name, her address and her phone number!! How did he get it? By uploading her “Scooty” number on the RTO site of Gujarat.

 

An Income Tax Department site of the Government of India called “e-filling” is another such target. A cyber criminal provides the surname of a person and his date of birth – he can get the PAN card number of a targeted individual. Using this number and a

Read more at: http://morungexpress.com/social-engineering-attack-breach-trust/

This phishing attack pretends to come from someone you trust

Video: Google is the most-spoofed site for phishing campaigns

A wave of cyberattacks is targeting organisations’ financial departments with a social engineering and phishing campaign designed to trick victims into downloading credential-stealing malware and other threats.

Detailed by researchers at Barracuda Networks, the invoice

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-phishing-attack-pretends-to-come-from-someone-you-trust/

Miles 4 Moe 5K walk/run registration open; Norfolk Land Trust to hold road race; fraud seminar to be held; players …



TORRINGTON The Miles 4 Moe Foundation will present its eighth annual 5K Walk/Run to be held on Sunday, Sept. 17. The foundation continues the legacy of Emil “Moe” Renzullo, by supporting organizations such as Camp MOE that provide an outdoor camp experience to children with and without disabilities. The foundation also supports families who have a child diagnosed with cancer, as well as hospitals and organizations that treat these children.

The Harvest Fest 5K will start and finish at Camp MOE (1145 Brandy Hill Road, Torrington) and consists of paved and gravel roads with rolling hills and fall

Read more at: http://www.registercitizen.com/article/RC/20170829/NEWS/170829745

The dangers of cyber bullying – BusinessDay : News you can trust …

For some reason, I am not a terrific fan of social media. Of course it has huge benefits but I have also found that it has its incredibly dangerous downsides including cyber bullying.

My children who are all social media savvy believe that this distance I have kept from social media is more as a result of my generational inadequacy than it is with the dangers inherent in the business of social media but then that is a story for another day.

Today I wish to comment on one of the more dangerous areas of social media problems which is cyber bullying. This is the use of the internet to visit the social media platforms of persons and bullying them online. This has led to emotional harassment, abuses, threats and ultimately unbearable abuse leading some of

Read more at: https://www.businessdayonline.com/dangers-cyber-bullying/

Ransomware blamed for attack that caused Lincolnshire NHS Trust shutdown

RANSOMWARE is to blame for an attack which saw an NHS Trust in Lincolnshire that forced to cancel operations for four days in October.

In a statement, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust said that a ransomware variant called Globe2 was to blame for the incident.

“The cyber attack experienced by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in October 2016 was a variant of ransomware called Globe2,” Pam Clipson, director of strategy and planning at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, told the INQUIRER.

Clipson went on to explain how the Trust sought to tackle the outbreak and revealed that almost 3,000 appointments were cancelled as a result of the attack.

“Our teams took immediate action upon detection of the attack, minimising its impact. The Trust took the decision to halt routine appointments in order to ensure patient safety while we eradicated the issue.

Read more at: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2479230/ransomware-blamed-for-attack-that-caused-lincolnshire-nhs-trust-shutdown

Globe2 ransomware blamed for Lincolnshire NHS trust cyber attack …

The cyber attack on a NHS trust in Lincolnshire that led to operations being cancelled for four days in October has been attributed to a ransomware outbreak.

In a statement circulated today, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust finally revealed the source of the outbreak, which led the organisation to shut down almost all the organisation’s IT systems, and to cancel all operations for several days until the outbreak was contained and dealt with.

“The cyber attack experienced by Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in October 2016 was a variant of ransomware called Globe2,” Pam Clipson, director of strategy and planning at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, told Computing.

Clipson then explained how the Trust sought to tackle the outbreak: “Our teams took immediate action upon detection of the attack, minimising its impact. The Trust took

Read more at: http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2479109/globe2-ransomware-blamed-for-lincolnshire-nhs-trust-cyber-attack

Globe2 ransomware blamed for Lincolnshire NHS trust cyber attack

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