Social Engineering Series: Tailgating

Our final post in our social engineering series has to do with tailgating. Tailgating, also known as ‘piggybacking,’ is when an attacker uses others to get access to an otherwise restricted area. Perhaps s/he simply walks in a building behind an authorized person. These hackers are also known to dress as a delivery driver, and loaded with boxes, waits for an employee to open the door. Now, s/he is inside and hopes to access a restricted area.

 

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