Social engineering is the act of tricking someone into divulging information or taking action, usually through technology. The idea behind social engineering is to take advantage of a potential victim’s natural tendencies and emotional reactions.
Securelink gives you 8 doses that will bring about more awareness around the different types of Social Engineering.
A social engineer could pose as a technical support person to trick an employee into divulging their login credentials. The fraudster is hoping to appeal to the employee’s desire to help a colleague and, perhaps, act first and think later.
Phishing is an online scam involving emails that appear to be from a trusted source.Recent examples try to convince recipients that they are exceeding their email quota and need to upgrade their account by clicking a link.
SMiShing, or SMS phishing, sends a text message to an individual's mobile phone in an attempt to get them to divulge personal information. It usually has a call to action for the intended victim that requires an “immediate response”