Social Engineering is an act of stealing
information from humans. As it does not have
any interaction with target system or network,
it is considered as a non-technical attack, Social
Engineering is considered as the art of
convincing the target to reveal information. It
may be physically one-to-one interaction with
the target or convincing the target on any
platform such as social media. It is a popular
platform for social engineering. This is the fact
that people are careless, or unaware of the
importance of the valuable information they
possess.

Relevance of Social Engineering

Types of Social Engineering

  • Computer Based SE
    1. Phishing
  • Mobile Based SE
    1.Publishing malicious apps
    2.Repackaging legitimate apps

Doppelganger Domain

Eg:

If someone’s email address is * user@finance. company.com” the
doppelganger domain would b‘user@financecompany.com

Cyber Security Researcher | CEH