Source: Security News Daily
by Paul Wagenseil
I thought this was an interesting analysis on this type of social engineering.
In this article “Here’s a modern-day question: Why are Nigerian con-man emails so obvious?
Because that makes sure only stupid people will respond to them, says Microsoft security analyst Cormac Herley in a newly released research paper.
“Far-fetched tales of West African riches strike most as comical,” Herley writes in the introduction to his paper. “Our analysis suggests that is an advantage to the attacker, not a disadvantage.”