Alex is a writer, public speaker and passionate Penetration tester specialising in Web Application & API security. Alex has spoken at multiple conferences, including B-sides London and helped deliver workshops at ISACA CSX Europe. Alex is particularly interested in Cyber psychology and social engineering.
Spear phishing is on the rise, and the more our lives are displayed online, the more information a hacker has to target us. This talk will describe our journey for a spear phishing attack, detailing how to pick and research vulnerable targets via social media, and then how to construct emails based on the information discovered.
We will use real-life case studies from social engineering engagements, supported with statistics from the attacks and the resulting real-world consequences.
After this talk attendees will understand:
The effectiveness of social media in planning spear phishing attacks
How to recognise common spear phishing attack vectors
How to protect themselves and their organisation against spear phishing