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Digital deception: Cyber fraud and online misinformation

Digital deception: Cyber fraud and online misinformation

Loukas, George ORCID: 0000-0003-3559-5182, Patrikakis, Charalampos Z. and Wilbanks, Linda R. (2020) Digital deception: Cyber fraud and online misinformation. IT Professional, 22 (2). pp. 19-20. ISSN 1520-9202 (Print), 1941-045X (Online) (doi:

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PHISHING, USER ACCOUNT takeovers, and other computing-related threats have made it easy for criminals to deceive people for financial and other gain. It is now considered standard practice for an advanced cyberattack, even a highly technical one, to start in a nontechnical manner: a spearphishing email deceiving an organization’s employees into providing their credentials, a watering hole website infecting their computer, and so on. It is the human that is the initial target, as well as the first line of defense. At the same time, social media has become a dominant, direct, and highly effective form of news generation and sharing at a global scale, in a manner that influences and enhances, but also challenges and often antagonizes, traditional media corporations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital deception, misinformation, phishing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Internet of Things and Security (ISEC)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CAM)
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 22:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None

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