You might ask yourself how come there are so many cases of phishing if we are increasingly more aware of how cybercriminals operate. Marta Barrio Marcos and Carolina Gómez Uriarte explain this in the lecture entitled “Phishing: why does it still work?” in Module 2 “Cybersecurity Awareness” of C1b3rWall Academy 2021. The aim of this one is to raise awareness of phishing and its consequences.
Marta is a computer engineer with more than nine years of experience in the cybersecurity sector. She is specialized in ethical hacking and pentesting, with experience in vulnerability analysis, pentesting, network and infrastructure security review. She is currently working on the security department of Beam Suntory as an Application Security Architect. She is also behind the “Securiters” project for cybersecurity outreach and awareness. Carolina is a pentester at VASS with more than three years of experience in the cybersecurity sector. She is currently the director of the Sh3llCON cybersecurity conference and a writer at http://www.sh3llcon.org/.
A phishing attack is a type of fraud in which the attacker takes advantage of the victim’s trust in a third party to open or enter their data and subsequently use it illegally. This is done through the use of logos, texts and images that the user is familiar with in order to deceive them.
The main targets of this type of attack are data theft, malware distribution, spam list subscriptions, etc.
You can read the full article on News-365. In addition, you can continue learning about phishing, how to detect it and how to react if you become a victim by enrolling in C1b3rWall Academy 2021 for free.