Understanding Phishing

There are dozens of example of common social engineering tactics of varying sophistication, including:

Scarily commonplace: An employee clicks on trustworthy-looking but malicious email and lets in a ransomware attack on their entire company.

Embarrassing: Pathé executives pay over $21M to a fraudulent recipient before realizing the source of their email instructions was not actually their CEO.

Futuristic: Criminals impersonate a CEO’s voice using AI-enabled deepfake audio technology to direct fraudulent wire transfers of $250K.

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