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5 Old Social Engineering Tricks Employees Still Fall For and 4 New Gotchas

John Wilson, Agari by Fortra, features throughout this CSO Online article looking at why people still fall for simple social engineering scams. Find out what “old tricks” still work and what’s new trends are emerging. 

Posted on March 28, 2022 | Infrastructure and Data Protection

John Wilson, Agari by Fortra, features throughout this CSO Online article looking at why people still fall for simple social engineering scams. Find out what “old tricks” still work and what’s new trends are emerging. 

Excerpt: 

“Who could resist opening an email that appears to come from your company’s CEO with the subject line, “You’ve been mentioned in this document” and the email contains a link titled, “Employee Raises and Promotions 2022”? Yes, people still fall for that official-looking email, where message appears to be coming from a legitimate source or person you know, says John Wilson, senior fellow of threat researcher at Agari by Fortra. Wilson recently received this same phishing attempt, but he was familiar with the bait.”

Read the full article here.
 

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