MCC Daily Tribune Archive

Social Engineering Through the Internet

Most of the major security breaches in the last few years have begun with a simple phishing email or social engineering attack. In general, people are easier to fool than computers and security systems.  Social engineering is a component of many types of viruses.  It’s a tactic used to persuade people to click on that link, open the attachment in email, divulge sensitive information, and scare you into running software that is useless and dangerous.

In this month’s Cyber Security Newsletter you will learn the methods that cyber criminals and other attackers are using today to trick users and easy tips to protect yourself from social engineering.

Donna Pogroszewski
Communication and Network Services

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