The researchers found that fraud-related attacks were the most common form of phishing on social media, while payment services and the healthcare industry were highly targeted by these attacks.

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“This kind of attack is one of the slickest as the victim feels completely like they are initiating the connection (as opposed to a phishing email that shows up in your Inbox) and is emotionally invested in following the process through to completion."

“Recipients who are aware of these types of attacks may note that this email and sender deviate from their normal HR communications. The style may be different. The call-to-action is likely unusual. They should be suspicious that the vaccination form was not attached to the email. An employee sho...

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