Social engineering is how cyber criminals coerce individuals into revealing their confidential information through malicious activities. They can also manipulate people into transferring money or compromise their own security in order to gain access to systems.
There are many ways in which a cyber-criminal performs a social engineering attack. One of the most common attack types is phishing and SMSishing which we have talked about. For a recap, phishing attacks are used to lure victims into sharing personal information or downloading malware via email or text, by claiming to be from a trusted person or organisation.
Other common techniques include:
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