Social Engineering Through The Internet

Date Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Social engineering refers to the methods attackers use to manipulate people into sharing sensitive information, or taking an action, such as downloading a file. Information posted online can seem harmless, until you think about how a social engineer could use the same information. By gathering multiple pieces of information from various sources, a cyber criminal could have enough facts about you to craft a very convincing social engineering scam. Be careful about how much information you post and think about how the various pieces might be combined for use by a cyber criminal.

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