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Social engineers and their victims

Making the wrong contact

Abstract

“Social engineers” use devious methods to obtain valuable confidential information from their victims. Social engineers target senior managers, often in public places such as bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and airports. Social engineering methods include instilling trust and getting the victim to reveal business information. Staff orientation can be an effective tool to ward off social engineering attempts.

Keywords

Social engineering

Social engineer

Victim

Airports

Train stations

Confidential information

Corporate intelligence

Techniques

Competition

Staff orientation

You’ll arrive in this airport lounge any moment. Between flights, hundreds of senior managers and ...

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