Cybercriminals using social engineering methods during recent years have reaped the benefits of more advanced methods that enable greater certainty in gaining access to the information they require, harnessing contemporary psychology of corporate workers in particular and mankind in general. The first step to withstanding such tricks calls for our understanding the tactics used by the malefactors. Let's review several widely used social engineering approaches. Introduction In 90s, it was Kevin Mitnick, a top cybersecurity luminary, and a hacker in the past, who coined the term Social Engineering. However, the malefactors had benefited from such methods since long before the concept itself surfaced. Experts believe the tactics of modern cybercriminals is all about two kernel activities: password stealing and malware installation. The malefactors try to make use of social engineering with the help of the phone, email, and WWW. Below you will find the key methods applied by the criminals to....
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