Enhanced Social Engineering Attacks

The use of social engineering attacks has been on the rise in recent years and with the help of technology, these attacks have become even more sophisticated and effective.

In this chapter, we will explore how technology is being used to enhance social engineering attacks and the tools that attackers are leveraging to achieve their goals.

We will start by discussing a very important topic: high-value target attacks, where attackers target specific individuals with more elaborate schemes that increase the chance of success. Those attacks are normally targeted at wealthy individuals or big corporations where the reward for the attacker is higher.

Additionally, we will look at the role of open source intelligence ...

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