Attack Innocent People With Social Engineering
In Information Security ,Hacking Professionals not only find the technical vulnerabilities of the Network or System to Hack it or exploit the securities of the system but also a use a Psychological Manipulation on people to get their own information from them unknowingly.
It is just like magician tricking you, the attacker gathers all the information about the system passwords,back account number etc by just casually speaking like friend while traveling in Public Transport ,Movie Halls,Restaurant etc .
Social Engineering through Email or SMS
You might have noticed that you receive mails and messages ,such that “Your Mobile number or Email is selected in random ,You have won $200,000 Please give your account number and address to receive the amount “.
They send a condition such that “To receive the prize amount you need to deposit amount certain amount of money to this account”.
The innocent user believes such message and deposits money and gets cheated.This is one kind.
Social Engineering through TV Commercials
You might have seen lot of Television Commercials such as Coke, Pepsi etc.This is not what is being talked here.Social Engineering TV Commercials such as “Hair Growth in 3 weeks”,”Six Pack Abs in Two Weeks” etc.
They market these products with famous TV Stars and arrange dummy public participation that “I am Bald after using Er****tin I got lot hairs with two weeks of time.This is great product” and they will also say money back guarantee.
The concept of Cheating common people is very simple,First they make people amaze of their products or make them desire of the things by saying unbelieving things and make them believe of them and advertise the product with big stars that’s it .
People will believe anything that are advertised by big star.This is social engineering.
First make them desire and then Cheating is easy.This is the prime concept of social engineering.