Social Engineering: Pretexting

What is pretexting? Pretexting is a social engineering hack where the bad actor creates a false identity in order to obtain privileged information. The hacker builds trust with the intended victim, and manipulates them into giving information. Sometimes, they will impersonate an IT person to gather information that allows them into the computer. Don’t give out confidential information such as passwords to anyone before you have verified their identity. For help with your business computer needs, give us a call at 865-588-9823 today. 

 

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