How hackers can trick YOU – this woman had intimate pictures exposed on Facebook

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HACKERS tricked one woman into sharing her details, before asking her to send them a sex video, threatening to leak her personal and intimate photos if she didn’t. Here the women reveals how they did it. “I was stupid enough to give private information to ‘a friend’,” the young women…


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Honeypot catches social engineering scams on social media

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Say you just got laid off from your job. Bills are piling up and the pressure to get a new job quickly is building. Your desperation has you taking chances you wouldn’t normally take, such as clicking on a link to a job offer — even if something about it…


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Cyber Security and Social Engineering: A Big Low Tech Problem

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Headline-grabbing cyber hacks of email accounts belonging to celebrities, corporations, government officials and political campaigns are becoming the norm. Cybersecurity intended to guard against these acts brings to mind high tech computer hardware and software fixes delivered by knowledgeable IT professionals, who are expected to prevent network intrusions, stolen passwords,…


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The Top ‘Social Engineering’ Scams Of 2017

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Imagine a hacker breaking into someone’s accounts. If fancy computer skills are part of your mental scenario, rewind the tape in your mind. That’s not how it’s happening nowadays. Usually, the hacker is someone tricking the target themselves or a helpful customer service agent or an employee into opening the…


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Hackers wanted

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As its ‘bad guy’ stereotype wanes, hacker job postings in the enterprise jump 700% in three years The U.S. Army ventured into unfamiliar territory last week, the first day of its “Hack the Army” bug bounty program that challenges dozens of invited hackers to infiltrate its computer networks and find…


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Machine Learning a Key 2017 Tool for Socially Engineered Hacks

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Security is an arms race, and cybercriminals are fine-tuning their methods with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Researchers believe that 2017 will see a golden age of these tools enhancing social engineering approaches to make them more dangerous than ever before. McAfee Labs’ 2017 Threat Predictions Report…


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Unisys stealth defeats hackers at University of Hawaii event

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Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that participants in a recent ethical hacking event sponsored by the University of Hawaii failed to access a computerised document protected by Unisys Stealth – or even detect its presence on the network. At the event, roughly 100 contestants – including skilled professionals from…


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Feds arrest two men for hacking top intelligence officials

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One of their victims was CIA Chief John Brennan. American authorities have arrested two men from North Carolina for hacking into the emails of top intelligence officials, including CIA Director John Brennan. Andrew Otto Boggs, 22, and Justin Gray Liverman, 24, are reportedly part of a hacker collective you might…


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Some social engineering skills and Facebook will gift your account to hackers

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HACKER SENT FAKE PASSPORT T0 FACEBOOK AND HACKS SOMEONE ELSE’S ACCOUNT WITHOUT EVEN HAVING ACCESS TO VICTIM’S EMAIL OR PASSWORD! If you want to hack a Facebook account you don’t need a malware or high-profile techniques, all you need is social engineering and photoshop skills and Facebook will gift you…


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New App lets you avoid crime hotspots in London

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High-crime London neighbourhoods will be flagged up by a controversial new social app that offers people the choice of a “safe” or “risky” route to their destination. RedZone aims to become a “virtual neighbourhood watch” with GPS navigation similar to the A-to-B directions of Google Maps, but with a verbal…


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Social media and Cyber security

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Cyber attacks are nothing new. The moment computers started becoming essential to our personal and professional lives, hackers were looking for ways to manipulate them and us for their own ends. Social media has become just another way for scammers to target people and businesses, and according to the 2015…


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How experts stay safe at the Black Hat security conference

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pen and paper instead of a laptop. Cash instead of credit cards. Face-to-face chats instead of cell phones. That’s the drill for the most cautious at two big computer security conferences taking place this week in Las Vegas. It’s where security professionals need to be — and why they need to…


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