The Dangers of Data Scraping: Do You Know What’s Out There?

The Dangers of Data Scraping: Do You Know What’s Out There?

Posted August 24, 2020

The Dangers of Data Scraping: Do You Know What’s Out There?

  • Data scraping refers to a computer program or bot that extracts human-readable data from another program, site, or platform.
  • Data scraping can open the door to spear phishing attacks; hackers can learn the names of superiors, ongoing projects, trusted third parties, etc.
  • Essentially, everything a hacker could need to craft their message to make it plausible and provoke the correct (rash and ill-informed) response in their victims.

– Ben Canner | August 24, 2020