Social Engineering

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Phishing Attacks. Spear-phishing. Business Email Compromise. Social Attacks. You may have never heard of these terms, but chances are, you or someone you know has been targeted by criminals that use these types of social engineering techniques to exploit their victims.

Social Engineering is when criminals use social skills - requiring no technical knowledge - to trick their target into divulging sensitive information or completing a transaction of some sort. These days, many scams and cyber attacks use social engineering. You’ve probably heard about Ransomware attacks — many of these attacks begin with some kind of social engineering, often times…


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