If you have been following information security, or even if you haven’t, you have probably heard of Hold Security and our work.
In October 2013, we identified a data breach with Adobe Systems.
You receive a telephone call or email from someone that appears to be legitimate because the scammer has some specific information about you, such as your name and details about your friends and family.
The most common scheme involves criminals, often from other countries -- most notably from West African countries -- pretending to be U. Soldiers serving in a combat zone or other overseas location.Once you provide this access, the scammer may require payment for technical assistance, install malicious software, change settings to leave your computer vulnerable, and/or steal your financial information.Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and account details by posing as a reputable company via email, text message, phone call, or social media.Later in December that year, we independently identified and tracked the Target breach and in February 2014 we identified over 360 million stolen credentials trafficked on the black market.Overall, Hold Security played a role in identifying and helping victims with most of the largest breaches.