Social Engineering

DEFINITION: Social Engineering

Social engineering is aimed at obtaining information by taking advantage of someone’s trust, ignorance of naivety through different channels (e-mail, instant messaging, telephone, social networks, company website…), without the said person realizing it.

The attacker will exploit human weakness by using authority, maintaining a high level of pressure or the sense of urgency, for example, to achieve his ends. It is usually the main vector of attack.

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