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Facebook Phishing – The Tactics

Facebook Profiles Facebook profiles have allowed phishing to be easier. Many Facebook users have still not set up their privacy settings correctly, allowing strangers to view pictures, names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mails, and any other personal information available. Phishing is easier to perform if the attacker has some baseline information to use to trick a victim into giving up their information. Facebook profiles can help greatly in spear phishing. Spear phishing specifically targets organizations, or businesses in general. An attack could start by combing through Facebook profiles and finding employees of an organization that a phisher, hacker or social engineer would like to attack. They can find information such as the victim's job title, work e-mail, and work number. The work e-mail can help in identifying the e-mail naming convention of the company.? Facebook profiles have allowed phishers to gather more information to work with to pull in more valuable…