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Social Engineering: It Could Happen to You

You get a phone call from someone from “Microsoft Technical Support”, telling you they have determined your computer has been infected with a virus and that they want to help you secure it. They then ask for remote access to your computer . . . which they then use to load malicious software used to steal your personal information. This is called Social Engineering.

This month’s edition of the IT security awareness newsletter called Ouch!, provided by the SANS Institute, discusses social engineering and its many variations. It was so valuable we wanted to share it so you can learn how to recognize these attacks and protect yourself and your organization. The newsletter can be accessed by clicking here.