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PA IN THE MEDIA

Crooks cash in on the need to chat

"Social engineering has always been easy because people want to use technology, but do not understand its complexities. Impersonating someone else to trick people into giving information is not a new crime - it has just got easier in cyberspace. " ALEX RICHARDS, PA'S CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST

 

Tim Bradshaw
The Financial Times2 June 2011

PA’s Alex Richards, expert in cybersecurity, is quoted in a Financial Times report on cybersecurity, in an article about how cybercriminals are using the details people post on social networks to fool them into giving away sensitive information.

Alex points out that, "Social engineering has always been easy because people want to use technology, but do not understand its complexities," and goes on to highlight how, "Masquerading has become increasingly advanced because of the tools available via social engineering sites, and criminals have become more sophisticated. Despite this, the basics haven't changed. Impersonating someone else to trick people into giving information is not a new crime - it has just got easier in cyberspace."


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