Fake banking websites issued with SSL certificates by Symantec, Comodo and GoDaddy
So far we believed that SSL certification is a sure way of authenticating the veracity of a web site. However, business growth sans due diligence & appropriate regulation, could pose a greater problem with people transacting sensitive online work with “false” trust!
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One day Thomas Ryan, who worked as a white-hat hacker and cyber security analyst, created an entire social media background and history for Robin Sage, an attractive 25-year-old girl who claimed to be a cyber threat analyst at the Naval Network Warfare Command in Norfolk, Virginia.
She duped men and women alike (but mostly men) without showing any real biographical information. Within two months time (December 2009-January 2010), she acquired access to email accounts (one NRO contractor posted information on social media which revealed answers to security questions on his personal e-mail), home addresses, family information, and bank accounts.
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