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Rise in brand impersonation exploits user trust

Discussion in 'Help Net Security' started by RSS, Jul 15, 2016.

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    A rise in brand impersonation means bad actors can exploit user trust by intercepting communication with rogue social media profiles and expose them to malware, ransomware or credential harvesting sites. Bad actors are exploiting this kind of behaviour by impersonating retail brand profiles and taking advantage of URL shorteners by using these to mask malicious sites. URL shorteners deter users from scrutinising URLs before clicking and the absence of URL transparency allows threat actors to … More →

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