Offbeat Social Engineering Tricks in a Scammer’s Handbook

Contrary to stereotype, today’s cyberattacks aren’t limited to complex tactics such as the use of zero-day exploits or polymorphic malware that flies under the radar of traditional defenses.

Instead of going the extra mile to set such schemes in motion, most threat actors take a shortcut and piggyback the human factor. A combination of a would-be victim’s security awareness gap, insufficient attention to detail, and innate gullibility create a potential recipe for disaster when seasoned cybercriminals step in.

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Source: Tripwire