Not even the summer break prevents hackers from continuing to carry out their attacks. Instead, many are taking advantage of the heat and the distraction of those who are relaxing on holiday to strike their victims, that’s the case of the “Evil Twin”.
“Evil Twin attacks take their name from their ability to mimic legitimate Wi-Fi networks, such as that of a café, an airport, or a public park, and are almost impossible to identify”, explains Massimo Grandesso our Managing Detection & Response Business Line Manager.
“Once the user connects to the malicious network, he will find himself completely at the mercy of the criminal, who will have access to all the pages the victim is surfing on. If from an illegitimate network, for example, we were to access our bank account or our work network, all this data could easily be hacked, including our company credentials. This type of attack is not limited to computers, but any device that connects to the wireless network, such as mobile phones and tablets, is vulnerable.”
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