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July 21, 2021
A 22-year-old U.K. resident was arrested in Spain and will face extradition on charges related to a social engineering operation that netted big-name Twitter accounts.
February 02, 2021
Impersonation tactics in social engineering attacks have become so elaborate that even highly aware members of the infosec community can fall victim to them.
August 07, 2020
In her Black Hat USA 2020 keynote, Renée DiResta of the Stanford Internet Observatory explains how nation-state hackers have launched 'reputational attacks' against enterprises.
July 20, 2020
Twitter was breached last Wednesday though a social engineering attack. Forty-five accounts were hijacked and up to eight accounts may have had their private messages stolen.
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