Social hacking is a very real threat that everyone should be vigilantly aware and careful of. The infographic lists out some of the ways that individuals and groups attempt to hack into our minds.
A researcher by the name of Chris Hadnagy had conducted a research for his book that revealed how easy it was for criminals to get access to information by taking advantage of people’s behavioral weaknesses. Social hacking can be done in the way of stealing personal information from others that can translate into material losses.
Although viral phishing emails that read "Have you seen this photo of yourself?" and "Someone has a crush on you, click this link" are far outdated for many people that are highly integrated with the internet, they certainly still pose a threat for people who are new to the technology.
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The Chart Informs Audience of the Alarming Viral Criminal Threats
- By: Simal YilmazMar 14, 2013