Common Types of Social Engineering Attacks

Social engineering can manifest itself across a wide range of cybersecurity attacks:

  • Phishing
  • Smishing
  • Vishing
  • Whaling
  • Pharming
  • Baiting
  • Pretexting
  • Scareware
  • Deepfakes

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In the context of information securitysocial engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. This differs from social engineering within the social sciences, which does not concern the divulging of confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.

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  1. vᚻællKᚱᛁᛗvosᛏ · August 7, 2021

    Reblogged this on Vermont Folk Troth.


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