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DEFINITION: Pretexting is a form of social engineering in which an individual lies about his identity or purpose to obtain privileged data about another individual. A pretexter may then use this data to engage in identity theft or corporate espionage. Pretexting may be employed by telephone or email, through customer service instant messaging or a company Web site. A pretexter may use a variety of strategies  … 
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Cybercrime and warfare: All that matters
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BOOK: Peter Warren and Michael Streeter assess  the history, scale and importance of cyber crime this chapter from their book, Cybercrime and warfare: All That Matters.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

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Information security breaches survey 2012
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IT BRIEFING: Rising security breaches cost UK billions over the last 12 months as cyber attacks reached record levels, according to the 2012 Information Security Breaches survey.
Posted: 24 Apr 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

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Targeted attacks and how to defend against them
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Bob Tarzey and Louella Fernandes assess the scale and real impact of targeted attacks the measures being taken to defend against them.
Posted: 16 Aug 2013 | Published: 16 Aug 2013

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Mitigations for Mobile Phishing Problems on the iOS Platform
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EGUIDE: Attackers today are commonly using SMS messaging as a form of mobile device phishing. This expert E-Guide will walk you through the basics of SMS-based attacks and what security teams can do to mitigate the risk associated with iOS devices. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 03 May 2013

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Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this free trial download today and see how Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 features triple threat protection that defends against identity theft, confidential data leakage and all Internet threats.
Posted: 16 Nov 2007 | Premiered: 01 Nov 2007

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First Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Benchmark Study of U.S. Companies
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WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this benchmark study is twofold. First, we wanted to quantify the economic impact of a cyber attack. Second, we believed a better understanding of the cost of cyber crime will assist organizations in determining the appropriate amount of investment and resources needed to prevent or mitigate the devastating consequences of an attack.
Posted: 02 Aug 2010 | Published: 02 Aug 2010

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Data Sheet: Sunbelt Exchange Archiver
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DATA SHEET: This white paper explains how a comprehensive email archiving approach can help administrators relieve storage pressures off Exchange servers and streamline backup while achieving compliance with regulations.
Posted: 30 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

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Global Threat Trends - December 2009
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WHITE PAPER: Review this report to see what threats had the highest number of detections in the past month according to the results of a sophisticated analysis provided by ESET's ThreatSense.Net.
Posted: 16 Sep 2009 | Published: 02 Sep 2009

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Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
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WHITE PAPER: The very best anti-spam solutions today de­liver 95% effectiveness. Unfortunately, that’s not good enough. Check out this white paper to see how enterprises can defend themselves with a comprehensive and adaptive anti-spam solution such as the Proofpoint Protection Suite.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.

Threatsaurus: The A-Z of Computer and Data Security Threats
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BOOK: Whether you're an IT professional, use a computer at work, or just browse the internet, this book is for you. We tell you the facts about the threats to your computers and to your data in simple, easy-to-understand language.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Sophos UK
 
 
SOCIAL ENGINEERING DEFINITION (continued): …  to obtain personal information. In one scenario, for example, the pretexter might call an individual claiming affiliation with a bank, survey firm or credit agency. In another scenario, a pretexter might claim to be a customer, client or employee of a company to gain access to phone or electronic records. After establishing trust with the targeted individual, the pretexter might ask a series of questions designed to gather key individual identifiers (like social security numbers, mother's maiden name, place or date of birth, or account numbers) under the guise of needing to confirm the individual's … 
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