What is Vishing?

What is Vishing?

Vishing (voice phishing) is a type of phone fraud which use social engineering to extract information or credentials from a victim.  Attackers often use a pretext to misrepresent their authority or position in order to trick the victim into compliance.  Attackers...
Online Radicalisation and Social Engineering

Online Radicalisation and Social Engineering

Online radicalisation and social engineering There has been a lot of media coverage here in the UK about a young woman who previously left the UK as a teenager to go to Syria and join Islamic State. She has recently expressed her desire to return to the UK, causing...
The Hustlers of Naples

The Hustlers of Naples

Social engineering is a fascinating and diverse attack vector because it exploits human nature and people are generally predictable in their responses. We focus on malicious social engineering, especially when it facilitates cyber attacks upon organisations. However...
Can I borrow your swipecard?

Can I borrow your swipecard?

This case involves an accountancy firm based in South East England.  The firm had just lost a big client and as a result had to make some cuts which included letting a few members of staff go.   Jamie had been one of these staff members.  He was disgruntled to...