How Vulnerable are We to Scams?

by Markus Jakobsson, Ting-Fang Yen
Sept. 18, 2017 2 comments Black Hat belen_caty

The number of Internet scams has increased in recent years. According to a survey by the Federal Trade Commission, more than one out of every ten adult Americans fall victim to scams every year, where a third of these scams originated on the Internet. However, it is well understood that surveys of victimization and losses severely underestimate the problem, since victims are unwilling to come forward due to embarrassment or resignation. This paper attempts to gain a better understanding of the problem by directly quantifying the extent to which users are vulnerable to scams.

https://www.blackhat.com/us-15/briefings.html#how-vulnerable-are-we-to-scams

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Mitchell Rowton moderator 2 months ago

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Steven Ulm 2 months ago

Good presentation - but unfortunately the reality is that we truly are vulnerable to scams and they just keep reinventing, no matter what...

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