Social Engineering Attacks: How to Recognize and Defend Against Manipulation Tactics
What is Social Engineering?
Social engineering refers to manipulating individuals to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, systems, or physical spaces. It involves exploiting human psychology and social interactions rather than relying on technical vulnerabilities. Social engineering attacks target people’s trust, helpfulness, curiosity, or ignorance to deceive them into divulging confidential information or performing actions that benefit the attacker.