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LinkedIn Lure Looking for Love-ly Profiles, Possibly More

Posted: 31 Oct 2013 01:15 AM | Carl Leonard


Websense® Security Labs™ ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud has identified a LinkedIn profile configured to use social engineering techniques in order to target fellow LinkedIn users.  Here at Websense we refer to The 7 Stages of Advanced Attacks.  This model of describing the kill chain discusses Stage 1: Reconnaissance - the act of uncovering information that will facilitate the attacker to conduct a later, more successful attack .  We believe that this particular campaign may be a precursor to a more specialized targeted attack.

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Pinning Down Pinterest

Posted: 04 May 2012 08:08 PM | RM


There has been a lot of talk lately about Pinterest, the "virtual pinboard" that allows you to "organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web." Pinterest uses online social networking to extend the ways you can share your images. Its mission statement reads: "Our...

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A weekend of Click-jacking on Facebook

Posted: 02 May 2011 07:17 PM | Anonymous


In this blog post, I will analyze a Facebook scam technique that we've seen grow in popularity over the past few weeks, but let's focus on one example that was circulating this past weekend. As a Websense customer, if you are running our Web Security Software or real-time analytics, your users...

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