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Social Engineering: Examples Continued

This video gives a detailed illustration of phishing attempts using social engineering that manipulate you through using fear to get you to respond.

This video gives a detailed illustration of typical phishing attempts using social engineering that manipulate you through using fear to get you to respond.

Fear is a powerful emotion, and hackers will try to evoke a fear response in you so that you’ll react to their messages without allowing yourself time to think rationally about the situation. In this video, we review a common attack where hackers posed as the FBI. After watching the video, you should be able to identify elements of the attack attempt that would indicate it was a scam, and you should be better prepared to act in a way that will protect you if you ever receive such a message in the future.

Reflect and share: Have you ever experienced an attack like this FBI example? What did you do, or what do you think you would have done? Share your comments in the section below.

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