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Real Life Examples of Phishing at its “Phinest” - Security Boulevard


There are several technical methods of stealing passwords via malware or software vulnerabilities, and one of the most difficult to defend against occurs when users disclose their credentials unknowingly.

Yes, I am referring to phishing. Specifically, phishing that tricks users into accessing a fake website and entering their credentials.

We often see fake Gmail or Dropbox emails, and most users have the skills to deduce that those are classic phishing emails.

However, the lines get a little blurred when a phishing email seems to come from a work-related or other trusted source.

Imagine an email that claims to come from your IT department, inviting users to log into the new HR system. If standard communication practices and channels are in place, this announcement will likely seem odd. However, if that is not the case, this email may prompt users to, at least, click the link. And if the phishing site looks convincing enough, a trusting user may even enter his or her...(continued)

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