Businesses are vulnerable to social engineering attacks because they can attack all kinds of communication, including email, social media, text messaging, and phone conversations.

Fremont, CA: Scams involving social engineering are rising and affect firms in every industry. Cybercriminals take advantage of human psychology to profit from fear, uncertainty, distraction, and confusion. Social engineering is used in almost all cyberattacks, and it's frequently the major attack vector. Even though social engineering has been around for decades, attackers continue to improve their approaches, exploit headlines, and develop new, inventive ways to gain trust and persuade people to do something that ultimately undermines an organization's security.

Here are some of the social engineering scams that businesses should look out for:

Deepfakes

Deepfakes, or phony audio and video content, are being hailed as one of the most significant AI-powered cybercrime threats in the world. Deepfakes can be used to undermine a prominent figure, impersonate a high-ranking official, sow mistrust, and destroy society. When it comes to defrauding digital identity verification, deepfakes can be very useful.

Phishing backed by dark web

On the dark web, there are already more than 15 billion credentials in circulation, which translates to nearly two credentials for every individual on the planet. Financial records, health records, government records, criminal records, education records, and a variety of other documents are among them. Some feel that this enormous data dump is assisting fraudsters in creating highly targeted phishing efforts that look to be genuine. It's easy to assume that future phishing assaults will be even more realistic, based on a thorough examination of all the material that has made its way to the dark web.

Domain doppelgangers

Attackers commonly utilize look-alike domains or cousin domains to spoof reputable brands in phishing attacks. Due to the increased use of mobile devices, detecting a look-alike domain is more difficult, making it easier for attackers to mislead their victims. These domain names appear to be authentic, yet they redirect users to a site controlled by the attacker.

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