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Let’s Hack Your Mind, Then Your Phone

Mar. 23, 2021 | Social Engineering | by Tim Dagleish

Remote access scams have been a hot topic for years. The attack methodology is simple, but extremely effective. A scammer uses a trusted brand or entity, to convince the victim to provide remote access of their device to 'fix a problem'. The purpose is to evade fraud detection controls, as many banks treat sessions from a customer's normal device as trusted, and therefore low risk. Device ID profiling is therefore ineffective at detecting this type of fraud and losses are higher than ever, as seen in the latest ACCC Scamwatch statistics below:

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