Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday August 07, 2013

Smart Bot That Mimics You in Spear Phishing Messages

The bad news: This smart bot can read your Facebook page and then mimic you in spear phishing attacks. The good news: At least someone is finally reading your Facebook posts. big grin

Attackers mine the posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, and other online properties to find information that people provide about themselves, but also to mimic people's writing style, such as frequently used words, said Trustwave researchers Joaquim Espinhara and Ulisses Albuquerque during their presentation on Thursday. All this information is used to craft a message that actually sounds like someone the victim would know.