Social engineering is a type of attack in which attackers target users directly, rather than trying to compromise complex systems. It’s a psychological manipulation of human nature, which involves tricking them into disclosing sensitive information. An attacker first collects information and investigates a target to find out a potential point of entry and weak security procedures in order to launch attacks.
Types of social engineering
There are two types of social engineering: computer- and mobile-based social engineering and human-based social engineering.