The Nigerian prince has been around for decades now. The scamming chain mail allegedly coming from Nigeria about a prince who’s asking for your help is legendary. It is one of the best examples of social engineering hacking in the history of the internet. Take a look at this link for more information about it.
Thousands, if not millions of people fell for the scam. If you don’t want to be a part of the statistics for this trick, you should learn from their ways. Or, if you’re not too good at learning, you can call the professionals who know exactly what needs to be done.
Blocking email addresses, going through detailed searches to find the source of the scam, and other methods are being used. However, the best thing is to know if something like this is happening and not fall for them.
There are four stages of social engineering hacking
Every scam on the internet that is a part of social engineering has four main stages. Those are the identification of the victim, throwing bait to see if they are available, working to get the needed information, and getting a clean exit out of the situation. See this link for more information on social engineering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_engineering_(security).
Let’s look at them a little more thoroughly and learn how to recognize them:
The hackers won’t go for anyone. They first go through their social media, browser information, etc. If they identify the victim as eligible for their scams, they’ll jump in and attack. If not, they’ll go for someone else. This is how they might use an email from someone that seems familiar to the victim.
2. Throwing a bait
Once they have got all the information, the attacker is going to come up with a plot … Continue reading >>>