Social engineering today

Social engineering is a phenomenon that can be resisted if you follow simple rules and stay vigilant.

“Hi, there! Can you please put money on the card for me? I’ll return it to you in a few days “- Who hasn’t gotten such messages from well-known accounts? It was then discovered that the friend’s page had been hacked, and the message had been written by a fraudster hoping to take advantage of the recipient’s confidence. Many of us have been in similar circumstances, but not everyone is aware of the concept that most hacker assaults are based on. A collection of techniques and tactics used to gain sensitive data and money is known as social engineering.

Social engineering as we know it now first developed many years ago: thieves soon recognized that deceiving a person, pretending to be someone else, and exploiting the interlocutor’s anxieties or complexes was all it took to get the information they needed. Telephone hooligans were involved in similar manipulations in the previous century, and with the arrival of computers, social engineering has gone totally online.

Every year, the number of social hacking assaults increases. To defend oneself against psychological and sociological attacks, you must first grasp how criminals operate. Experts from “Purse” discussed the many sorts of social engineering and how to avoid them.

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