Alastair Murray considers how social engineering is being used as a means of committing fraud.
Strong firewalls, anti-malware software and operating system patches are now understood to be a necessity for any business. However, the big issue continues to be human error. It is estimated that fewer than one per cent of attacks are now targeted at system vulnerabilities, with staff curiosity and misplaced trust being the key vulnerabilities exploited by cyber criminals. It seems we just cannot stop clicking on those links and attachments.
One of the top cyber attack methods today is called ‘social engineering’ – the term used to describe a collection of cyber fraud techniques employed to trick companies and individuals into handing over personal data, money and other assets. It manipulates, disrupts and deceiv...