Spam and many other types of hoaxes can be used as weapons of social engineering through impersonation attacks. In this video, learn about common impersonation attacks including spam, phishing, spoofing, vishing, spim, spear phishing, pharming, and whaling.
- [Instructor] You're probably already familiar with spam.…It's hard to open your email inbox…without being bombarded with unwanted messages.…Let's take a look at how spam,…and its many cousins, can be used…as weapons of social engineering…through impersonation attacks.…Spam, also known as unsolicited commercial email…or UCE, consists of unwanted messages…sent for a variety of marketing and scamming purposes.…Most spam is illegal under the CAN-SPAM Act,…but it is difficult to prosecute offenders…because it is often hard to identify them.…
Phishing is a subcategory of spam.…Phishing messages have the explicit purpose…of gaining access to an account.…They want to trick users into revealing passwords…to sensitive accounts, such as bank accounts…or employer systems.…For example, an attacker might send…thousands of email messages to random recipients…warning them that their email accounts…are running out of space and that they need to…fill out a form to request more space.…When users click the link to fill out the form,…
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