Innocent quiz or password hacker’s favourite game?

Posted 22 July 2021 by Laura

Pet’s name? Favourite food? First car? Favourite beach? If you swing by other leading social media platforms, no doubt you’ll have seen something similar to this.

So, have you really just revealed your super cool band name to the world? Or have you just given away key pieces of information that could give away your login credentials to some (or all) of your most highly guarded information?

Social engineering attacks are as social as they sound. Once they’ve accessed some of your information, they can then use that to run rampage everywhere else, extracting more and more information about you as they go.

According to a report by Crowdstrike, the average dwell time for a hacker is 79 days…hmmmm, how are those holiday snaps looking?