Psychological Warfare: How CyberCriminals Mess With Your Mind

Today’s cyber attacks utilize themost complex threat technologies to infiltrate users’ computers. Yet much ofthe danger actually lies outside of the code. When attackers combine atechnological attack with psychology—a social engineering tactic similar toadvertising—their reach and effectiveness increases greatly. While most of thesecurity industry is focused on employing new monitoring systems and patchingsecurity holes, at the end of the day, the ultimate target for cyber criminals is the users themselves.

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