Listen to the Help Me With HIPAA podcast 3 New Ways Attackers Trick You – Ep 385 to learn new ways attackers are trying to trick you into giving them your data. Donna and David explain 3 new ways, but attackers come up with more and more every day.
Hackers are getting more creative with their attack tactics. Instead of relying on the old phishing and remote access vulnerabilities, they’re coming up with some new tricks that are very sneaky. They’re using contact forms on targeted organizations’ websites to send phishing links. Who knew those harmless forms could be so dangerous? For example, many companies have a “Contact Us” page on their website and use a form to collect information from potential customers who are interested in doing business with them. Hackers are using forms like these to embed links to malware. So, when an employee at the company receives the “Contact Us” form response, it contains a malicious link to download malware on the company network. Their intention is to infect the company’s computers and gain unauthorized access to their data. It’s a sneaky and dangerous tactic that highlights the importance of staying vigilant. Don’t click on anything unless you know it is safe!
They’re also setting up fake software download sites that look legit, complete with fake installer files. It’s like they’re trying to make it as easy as possible for us to accidentally download their malicious software. And to top it off, they’re using Google Ads in their campaigns, so their attacks blend right in with regular ad traffic. These guys are like chameleons.
But wait, there’s more! They’re even using open source tools to disable antivirus solutions in their scripts. That’s like asking the fox to guard the henhouse. And once they’re in, they’re using human-operated ransomware to make sure everything goes according to plan. It’s like a heist movie, but instead of robbing a casino, they’re stealing our data.
It’s clear that these cyber criminals are always changing their tactics to stay one step ahead. We need to make sure our security measures are just as strong to keep them at bay. Go check out 3 New Ways Attackers Trick You – Ep 385 to hear the new ways the cyber criminals are not slowing down and to also learn about Christa’s one job.