Calamity brings out the best in us. Whether it’s an earthquake half-way around the world or a regional flood, people are ready and willing to help those in need. Of course, adversity can also bring out the worst in people, like those who use disasters and misfortune to launch deceptive cyberattacks.
This type of hacker, who uses charitable causes and hardships to disguise criminal activity, is known as “The Opportunist.” The more you know about them, the better prepared you’ll be to spot their tricks, like:
Hiding malware inside an otherwise benign website
Leaking stolen corporate data until the victim pays a ransom
Setting up a fake charity and collecting donations
Using publicly available information to launch phishing attacks
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