Social engineering is one of the oldest tricks in the hacker book, used to target companies large and small. Psychological trickery to get employees to click on links, download infected documents or give away personal information via email is one of the top techniques still practiced by cybercriminals for fraud.
Phishing schemes are common; they’ve been used to impersonate emails from the IRS, Amazon and Netflix to convince users to make fake payments, reveal their Social Security Numbers, credit card data or passwords. The number of attacks on small business has increased compared to previous years.
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