5 Most Common Social Engineering Attack Methods

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Whether at home or in a place of business, people – not systems – are the weakest security link. For this reason, criminals target individuals with sophisticated social engineering attacks in order to gain access to private information. Here are the five most common attack methods and identifiers to help you avoid them:

Phishing

Pretexting

Baiting

Quid Pro Quo

Tailgating

Criminals have many social engineering methods at their disposal. Knowing what to look for will help you recognize an attack and avoid becoming a victim.