Have you ever wondered if cyber attacks, "really happen"?
Perhaps you're in the lucky minority and have never been personally victimized by these real-life cyber criminals. Maybe you've never even known anyone who has been a victim, well now you do:
Somebody made a real cyber attack against Guardian Protection Force Inc., on October 31, 2018.
When you think of cyber security and cyber attacks what do you picture?
Perhaps, people who are in some mysterious looking command center typing away at keyboards and breaking into computer networks.
The interesting reality is that people defeat cyber security measures the same way they defeat physical security measures.
Most attacks occur because of a human mistake. Hackers tend to rely on social engineering in order to bypass security measures.
A scam that is occurring online lately is one in which an individual creates an email account with the name of a head figure at a corporation. They conduct a little research and discover who the secretary, receptionist or accounts payable person is.
The only thing left to do after this is to send the individual an email explaining that they need an urgent check or gifts cards or account information.
Often times the unsuspecting employee will give up the information believing it is their boss.
These intelligent criminals play on the sense of urgency to aid them and ensure flustered employees aren't thinking clearly.
Most cyber security incidents occur because of an individuals fail to keep security measures in place. When somebody believes an authority figure is looking for something they are often able to let down their guard and bypass standard operating procedures.
Lucky for us that or employee took the time to look at the actual email that was supposedly coming from the CEO.
It did not match and she sent a direct email to the CEO to confirm if this was him.