The data breach took place at the BWI Airport Marriott near Baltimore. A social engineering attack was executed on a member of the hotel staff, who unwittingly granted access.
EA introduced new security measures to prevent account takeover attacks after hackers successfully breached high-profile players’ accounts via phishing and social engineering attacks.
Robinhood, the most popular app-based trading platform for non-professional investors, has confirmed that it suffered a data breach due to a social engineering attack last week that potentially compromised millions of accounts.”
Most ransomware attacks begin with some combination of phishing and social engineering. An enterprising ransomware gang in Nigeria appears to be skipping this messy step, simply making a direct pitch to employees to join in on the attack.