Phishing Just Became More Dangerous

in #cybersecurity8 months ago

What do you get when you combine phishing + AI + worm capabilities?  Trouble that moves fast! 

The latest social engineering attacks hijack victims email response messages to send trusted phishing to others as a means of rapidly spreading.

We have been expecting such attacker innovation in the social-engineering space for some time.  This very effective tactic is just one of many maneuvers that will emerge in the near future to increase phishing efficacy and speed.  I won’t give any details, as I don’t want to contribute to attacker innovation, but suffice it to say the protections around people must get better as the ability to target and manipulate them increases.

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Another thing to worry about!