Explain social engineering and its attacks?

Social engineering is the term used to convince people to reveal confidential information.

There are mainly three types of social engineering attacks: 1) Human-based, 2) Mobile-based, and 3) Computer-based.

  • Human-based attack: They may pretend like a genuine user who requests higher authority to reveal private and confidential information of the organization.
  • Computer-based attack: In this attack, attackers send fake emails to harm the computer. They ask people to forward such email.
  • Mobile-based attack: Attacker may send SMS to others and collect important information. If any user downloads a malicious app, then it can be misused to access authentication information.