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91% Of All Attacks Attributable to Spear Phishing … Infograph by ProofPoint

Posted  December 11, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I just received an email from Proofpoint, and its another one of their great Infographs. This is a great Infograph re-enforcing the fact that it only takes a single breach for the cost to be significant. Not surprisingly the information shows that 91% of All Attacks have some form of phishing attribution, and 95% of […]

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Subliminal Hacking

Wasting Time With The PC Wizard Scammers … Fixing The Problems You Never Knew You Had

Posted  November 20, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

So its a cold Monday morning in November 2013 and the phone rings, who could this be? Sadly its not someone calling me to tell me there are millions of pounds to be had if I can just send some money over, instead it turns out I have computer issues, but the friendly certified Microsoft […]

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Social Engineering

Longlining … The 2013 Social Engineering Threat

Posted  May 10, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I came across another great InfoGraph today from proofpoint on “Longlining” and I thought I would share it. This approach uses more targeted phishing emails along with various techniques in an attempt to avoid detection. 

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Why Social Engineering Works … Infograph by Veracode

Posted  March 11, 2013  by  Dale Pearson

I came across this great infograph from Veracode today on “Why Social Engineering Works”. Wish I had the time and the skill to put these infographs together, but here you go. (Its a relatively large file so please be patient while it loads)

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OSINT Tools … Recommendations List

Posted  December 27, 2012  by  Dale Pearson

Free OSINT Tools. With the New Year fast approaching I thought now would be a great time to post the first draft of some recommended Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) gathering tools and resources. I will look to maintain this list overtime and have it grow, so if you come across something you think should be […]

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PCWizard-Scammers

Wasting Time With The PC Wizard Scammers … Fixing The Problems You Never Knew You Had

So its a cold Monday morning in November 2013 and the phone rings, who could this be? Sadly its not someone calling me to tell me there are millions of pounds to be had if I can just send some money over, instead it turns out I...
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Parvum S1.0 … Cracking Passwords In Style

Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean? Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with...
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Derren Brown’s Infamous Tour … Awesome Sauce!

Last night (21st May 2013) was that special time again when I headed off to see a new offering from the master that is Derren Brown, this time wrapped up in his new stage show Infamous at the New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham. I...
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Longlining … The 2013 Social Engineering Threat

I came across another great InfoGraph today from proofpoint on “Longlining” and I thought I would share it. This approach uses more targeted phishing emails along with various techniques in an attempt to avoid detec...
by Dale Pearson
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Whats my motivation darling? … The Pretext

There are many essential skills required to be successful at social engineering, and one we have mentioned before but never really gone into is Pretexting. The easiest way I find to describe a pretext is to consider the motivat...
by Dale Pearson
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