What a coincidence! The same day I start tumblring, Tumblr users get hit by what seems to be one of the most publicized phishing attacks the social network has seen so far.
Yet another phishing attack has resulted in thousands of accounts being compromised. Nothing new here. Phishing is a game of numbers – so even though many users are aware of this threat, there still are some of them who fall victim to this old social engineering trick. Therefore, even with just a low efficiency rate in terms of percentage, thousands of accounts can still be easily compromised by cybercriminals if the phishing page is seen by enough people.
So – for those of you out there who still don’t know the basics of avoiding becoming a victim of phishing attack, here are a couple of tips:
2011 Jul 07, 14:29
A very good article, all too often do we see the public fall prey to this very primitive social engineering technique. I think it is excellent that you are reinforcing common sense techniques to help people remain safe on the internet.