Social Engineering or “SE” is an activity that exploits a person in a way to take action that could or could not be in their interest. However, we will bring your attention to the malicious forms of SE, helpful for hacking and spying in particular and plenty of other categories govern through it. On the other hand it is very important to know it psychologically, physiologically, and last but not the least technological aspects of influencing someone generally. No matter what if it is being used for positive outcomes, even then it will be used maliciously. Malicious type of social engineering needs to be categorized into the three such as Phishing, Vishing, and impersonation. Let’s discuss all these categories shortly.
It can be done by sending an email to someone and seems it is from a reputable source with the aim of controlling and getting the private information.
It is the practice or an activity to eliciting the information or to have an attempt to influence action through the cell phone, which includes these types of tools as cell phone spoofing.
It is the act of sending someone pretext messages as another person with the aim in mind to get information or access to a person, company or to the computer device.
Major categories of Social Engineering
Social Engineering can be further categorized for those who use it due to some odd reasons. Professional spies and black hat hacker and white hat hacker use to a salesperson and everyday people.
They usually use social engineering techniques, because the human weakness factor is very easy to exploit than to exploit the network weakness. Most of the time professional hacking or hackers win because they are not bound for the time and motivation. An ordinary person may work for 8 hours a day to accomplish his goals, but when it comes to the professional hackers they spend 24 hours a day in order to accomplish their goals. They spend hell amount of time and due diligence to get every aspect of their target and then they launch all of their skills and energies on the human infrastructure that can truly harm a company within few minutes. They get over the personal information of the target, passwords, remote user accounts and plenty of others things alike. Over the last few year’s stats, sponsored hackers have hit the world by storm and have made headlines worldwide. Their attacks could be very devastating for the target and we are going to bring you a little information about how hackers implement these attacks and what is the ultimate destruction.