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How Social Engineering is Changing the Insider Threat Game

The rise of social engineering attacks has left many organizations hanging their heads in shame. As one of fastest growing threats to businesses, attackers are increasingly using sophisticated social engineering attacks to deceive even the most astute users into handing over valuable data, such as login credentials or financial information like credit card numbers.

Social engineering attacks ultimately lead to a type of insider threat known as user error. One of the most common user errors occurs when someone accidentally clicks a malicious link in a phishing email or in a text message, resulting in an account becoming compromised. User error can also be the result of someone leaving a laptop unattended, subsequently leading to data theft.

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