Report: malicious ‘fake’ news links used to socially engineer

Amit Ashbel, cyber-security evangelist at Checkmarx told SC: “I think that it’s not exactly the fake news that create these excellent lure tactics but rather the targeted news.” “Modern social engineering campaigns are based on research. Hackers build a persona profile for the people they are after.” Ashbel added, “The more information you expose about your life, the more accurate the social engineering attack will be and this is why ‘fake news’ are still successful attack techniques.”   The full article can be found on SC Magazine

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