What is social engineering? Simply put, it is “any act that influences a person to take action that may or may not be in their best interest.” Social engineering is a term that encompasses a broad spectrum of malicious activity.
Select one of the following social engineering attack techniques:
Use a Web search engine and search for information about your selected social engineering attack, or visit The Most Common Social Engineering Attacks [Updated 2020].
In addition, find articles about an instance where the chosen social engineering attack was used.
In a 1–2 page paper, respond to the following items:
Describe the attack in detail.
Describe the technique of the attacks.
Describe the effects of the attack both in general and in the specific instance you found.
Discuss three ways to prevent the attack. Provide a rationale.