This week, UK IT worker and social engineering blogger Dale Pearson was targeted – with eight phone calls from a company claiming there was a fault on his PC – but Pearson had both the time and the equipment to fight back.
First the panic, then the accusations of hype. Can we really estimate the impact of DNSchanger yet?
The problem with preventing such scams is that social engineering is very lo-tech in nature, requiring little in the way of technical resources and investment. Scammers are relying on the victims naivety, to grant them access to their computer and credit card details, so there’s very little a security company can do to prevent them,