How DirectDefense Compromised a Banking Institution’s Help Desk and Member Services Using a Phone Social Engineering Attack + 5 Common Vishing Pitfalls to Avoid Cyber criminals will stop at nothing to steal personal and confidential information from their target. In recent years, many high-profile attacks have leveraged targeted phone social engineering attacks, known as vishing.… Read more »
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive shift towards remote work, which remains today. Remote work has become the new norm, and it has brought about many changes in the workplace. While remote work offers many benefits, it also increases cybersecurity risks. In this article, DirectDefense will discuss the rise of remote work and cybersecurity, and… Read more »
Exploring Fake News Detection as a Service Automated or machine-learning solutions for fake news detection are both necessary and challenging in the fight against misinformation. This post explores the first automatic, content-agnostic approach to fake news detection, FNDaaS, which considers both new and unstudied website features. The Challenges of Fake News Detection Using Current Methods… Read more »
What We Can Expect in 2023 Based on the Past Year’s Threat Landscape As we gear up for the holidays and new year, it is that time of the year again to review this year’s security-related events and examine the themes for future security challenges we can expect in the coming year that may affect… Read more »
How We Used Vishing to Attack an Internal Corporate Network We are back with the third and final write-up of our social engineering blog series to add to previous posts about an email phishing campaign and target phishing scenarios using social media. This post is all about a vishing call! Vishing or Voice Phishing is… Read more »
DirectDefense conducted cyber penetration tests for a municipality and found some significant gaps within the SCADA network.
Breaking Down an Email Phishing Campaign Based on Relationships We are back, with a new blog in our social engineering series – all about target phishing. In my previous post, we discussed a phishing campaign engagement where an email is sent to multiple targets, and the attackers wait for replies. Target phishing, however, depends more… Read more »
DirectDefense conducted a physical security test at a utility company and was able to have their run of the business – and a Tesla.
Navigating the 5 Stages of Grief Following an Incident Response Event Are you a victim of a data breach and are you feeling signs of grief? You’re not alone. As an incident response professional, I have met many different types of corporate staff, from the IT staff to the C-suite. Unfortunately, it was probably on… Read more »
It’s time to rethink your password policy to prevent modern password attacks. If you think your company’s policy of requiring passwords to have a minimum length of eight characters, in addition to other complexity requirements, is sufficient to effectively prevent modern password attacks, think again. Our client, a global corporation with business units in more… Read more »