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About Social Engineering: A Case Study and How it Relates to Spear Phishing

This guest blog post from a Certified eCommerce Fraud Professional discusses a case study involving a social engineering attack against an airline, as well as discusses methods for deception and intrusion with spear phishing attacks related to social engineering and fraudsters ultimately attempting to reverse engineer an organization’s risk management policies and practices. Read More

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Report Finds Increase in Malware, Targeted Attacks at Medium-Sized Businesses

According to Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report, malicious attacks increased 81 percent from last year while social engineering and targeted attacks increased as well. The report also found that targeted attacks are increasing against medium-sized businesses. Read More


15 Year Old Fraudster Impersonates Police

A fifteen year old in the Memphis, Tennessee area recently pleaded guilty to fraudulent use of credit cards, forgery and criminal impersonation charges after impersonating a police officer when calling victims to obtain their credit card numbers. Read More

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