By Benjamin Dynkin & Barry Dynkin
Our eyes were the gatekeepers between fact and fiction, reality and myth - then the internet came along. The visual information we encounter and interact with on the web is digitally created and manipulated - and we’re not ready for it.
In the domain of email-based fraud, perpetrators have evolved beyond broad, “Nigerian Prince”-esque campaigns. No longer are they limited to crude schemes that are easily detected.
Instead, they are using sophisticated, targeted campaigns that combine social engineering with visual deception and manipulation. The goal is to generate sensory overload and trick individuals into divulging critical information, such as usernames and passwords, or to overcome their resistance with psychological pressure