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Why Is Social Engineering So Pervasive?


Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Social Engineering

Why Is Social Engineering So Pervasive? Former Fraudster Brett Johnson on the Latest Cybercrime Trends Nick Holland (@nickster2407) • August 27, 2018 Brett Johnson, consultant, AnglerPhish

Although fraud schemes continue to evolve, social engineering remains a critical element, says Brett Johnson, a former fraudster who now advises organizations on how to fight cybercrime. He explains how new attacks are often tweaks of much older schemes.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York Security Summit, Johnson discusses:

How he stays on top of fraud and cybersecurity issues Where fraud schemes are going today; The rise of synthetic identity fraud.

Johnson, referred to by the United States Secret Service as "The Original Internet Godfather," had been a central figure in the cybercrime world for...(continued)

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