Phishing Attempts are Getting More Sophisticated. What to look out for.

According to this alert from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), hackers are going to great lengths, including mimicking real people and creating and updating fake social media profiles, to trick victims into clicking phishing links and handing over usernames and passwords.

The end goal of the phishing attacks is to dupe the victim into clicking malicious links that direct to fake, but realistic-looking, login pages, where the victim will enter their login credentials, providing the attackers with access to their account, which hackers abuse directly or use to gain access to other victims.

Check out this interesting article at ZDNet for more information and ways to help protect yourself.