Phishing Cyber Attack

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  • Comments: Anyone in 2018? 
  • What Does the Fox Say
  • Sup
  • You have a new email!
  • Gmail
  • You need to change your password
  • From: Google.com We prevented a unauthorized login to your account. The attempt was made by an account in Ukraine. Secure your account by using the following link: www.google.com/tiny.cc/reallink
  • Oh. I guess I should change my login.
  • www.google.com/tiny.cc/totallyreallink
  • Google Account
  • To improve your account's security, Enter your previous password: ******** Enter your new password: ******* |
  • Meanwhile...
  • Phishing is type of social engineering attack in which, by posing as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication, a user's login information is obtained. In this section, the "bait", giving phishing its name, is distributed via email.
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  • We're in. They took the bait.
  • Here, the user makes a dire mistake in blindly trusting the email. One of the most simple and effective ways to prevent phishing attacks is to think before you click. Verify that the email is credible and accurate for the entity sending the email.
  • Whew! I'm glad Google caught that and let me know before anything bad happened. 
  • In this section, the user is unknowingly giving their login information to whoever is behind the attack. Note that the they link they were sent contained a URL redirect in the form of "tiny.cc", which hints to a possible phishing attack.
  • Access Granted to importantemail@gmail.com Inbox: 23 emails unread From- The President of the United States Subject- TOP SECRET  From- UK Prime Minister  Subject- Case #203E Evidence
  • Perfect.
  • In this scene, the attacker, now having the user's login information, gains access to the user's email, which is full of personal information. 
  • Person who administered the attack gains access to the user's email
  • The user sit unaware sits unaware of the attack. Hopefully, now, they will look into more preventative measures such as installing anti-phishing software, keeping their browser up to date, and using anti-virus software.  
  • This scene shows that the user's emails include sensitive information that the attacker can now use at their own will. Make sure not to take the bait in order to keep your own personal information safe!
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