Social Engineering is the name for a group of fraudulent activities that manipulate people into divulging personal information to dubious individuals or groups. The information is then used for criminal acts, causing a variety of difficulties for the victims. Although phishing is the most widely publicized, there are a number of ways these bad actors can psychologically manipulate us.
UMS Information Security Office and UMS Information Technology Services, "Cybersecurity Awareness: Social Engineering" (2023). General University of Maine Publications. 2785.
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