Roughly 98% of cyber-attacks rely on social engineering. Whilst social engineering itself isn’t a cyber-attack, it helps cyber-criminals gain the trust of potential victims, which encourages them to lower their guard and take unsafe action, such as clicking links or opening malicious attachments. Most data breach incidents will target the human element to gain access to sensitive information. One of the greatest dangers of social engineering is that only one user needs to be fooled to provide enough information to trigger an attack that has the potential to bring down an entire organisation. Over time social engineering attacks have become… Read More
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