Phishing & Social Engineering

About Phishing & Social Engineering

Phishing is a cybercrime in which a target or targets are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by someone posing as a legitimate institution to lure individuals into providing sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, banking, and credit card details and passwords. Social engineering on the other hand is a tactic used by cybercriminals to manipulate individuals into divulging sensitive information or performing actions that compromise security. Instead of relying on technical vulnerabilities, social engineering exploits human psychology and trust to deceive individuals into providing access to confidential information or systems.

The information illegally procured by both phishing and social engineering is then used to access essential accounts, resulting in identity theft and financial loss.

Helpful Tips on Identifying Phishing emails

Helpful Tips on avoiding falling victim to social engineering: