Lessons in Social Engineering: It must be tax season!

Twice this week I received robo-calls from the “IRS,” claiming that a lawsuit had been filed against me. (Shaking my head.) Don’t these people watch Judge Judy? Generally when someone sues you, you’re served with court documents and then you have the opportunity to file a counterclaim. You’re never notified…

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Lessons in Social Engineering: Some things shouldn’t be licked

***Based on actual events. Some details have been altered or enhanced for entertainment purposes.*** As I mentioned in my first post on this topic, I’ve been plagued by phone calls from individuals claiming to be from Microsoft, advising me that my computer was sending them error messages and they needed…

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Lessons in Social Engineering: Let the games begin!

***Based on actual events. Some details have been altered or enhanced for entertainment purposes.*** This topic was inspired by a book I’m reading called The Art of Deception, by Kevin Mitnick & William Simon. Kevin Mitnick is a world renowned con-artist who scammed a lot of people by getting them to give him…

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