Phishing and Legitimate Business – NF case study, May 24, 2016

“Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”

 

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Masquerading Trustworthy Entity Survey + Award + Shipping Costs + Credit Card –> Benefiting Entity Unexpected Charges

 

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Who should pay? the victim? the credit card or the trustworthy entity? the benefiting organization or hackers?

What if the benefiting entity did hire hackers to steal the personal data?

Can Facebook, Google or Twitter help to track the phishing popup windows? are they paid for the click, resulting in the process?

What about the internet providers and banks? Should they pay? Can they track the phishing pages and the relevant accounts?

Is this a governement job to fix it?

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Wikipedia as of May 24, 2016: Phishing
Blazing Scribbles, J.M.K. Walkow, ISBN 9780986656460
Blue Earth – The Body, J.M.K. Walkow, ISBN 9780986656446
Naturalistic Fantasy, J.M.K. Walkow, ISBN 9780986656422
Blazing Night, J.M.K. Walkow, ISBNs 9780986656415, 9780986656408

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