You know the story: Pooh goes in search of honey, and gets stuck in Rabbit’s door.
The Honeytrap. Used for years by spys. Also a favorite ploy of the last few centuries to socially engineer people.
Now, cybercriminals are using this old trick to their advantage. It’s even easier for them today, because you don’t need a live good looking woman anymore. It’s all done virtually. Research has been completed, and pictures of good looking men don’t work as well as a picture of a good looking woman.
Click here to read a story about a U.S. government agency, compromised by a fake Facebook hottie. The hackers that pulled this trick, fooled a government employer into thinking the woman in the picture was an employee, and conned them out of a company laptop, network access credentials, SalesForce logins, and more.
The moral of the story to pass along: Think Before You Click!
Call Technology by Design for a Security Assessment, or
if you think your computer and/or network has been compromised!
Call TbyD at 204-800-3166