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Tobias Ebelshäuser

Clickbait PDFs with Giada Stivala

This episode will change your life! As if Clickbait headlines weren’t bad enough: now there’s something even worse lurking on the internet: Clickbait PDFs. Giada Stivala, PhD candidate and CISPA researcher, has discovered this new type of phishing attack, in which scammers are desperately trying to steal your click (and ultimately your data and/or money). Giada tells us how she scoured hacker forums to get to the bottom of these attacks, what the road from discovery to a finished research paper looks like and what to watch out for to protect yourself against these new phishing scams.