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Study Finds Social Media Phishing Scams to Be the Most Dangerous

May 1, 2017 10:15:00 AM / by Chad Sublet posted in Phishing, Social Media, Data Breach


Ordinary fishing, where you hope for a simple-minded fish to latch onto your hook, relies on using a proper lure. The same can be said for the virtual method of phishing, where a hacker will use a similar type of “lure” to convince the target to bite. These phishing scams are especially useful for hackers who want to take advantage of social media to find new targets. A recent study has shown that this is a surprisingly effective method of phishing.

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