Social engineering: The human component of cyberattacks


Nowadays, most people are aware of the risk posed by malware – it is a broad attack vector that most organisations are used to dealing with in some capacity. However, while this may have caused such techniques as old-fashioned social engineering to fall to the back of the corporate mind, they still pose considerable risk for the simple reason they still work. Especially with the globe in the grip of coronavirus, it is easier for bad actors to play on emotions, exploiting people’s fears in particular, to encourage targets to click on malicious links.

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