What is an example of social engineering?

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What is an example of social engineering?

  • the infection of a computer by a virus carried by a Trojan
  • an unidentified person claiming to be a technician collecting user information from employees
  • an anonymous programmer directing a DDoS attack on a data center
  • a computer displaying unauthorized pop-ups and adware

Explanation: A social engineer attempts to gain the confidence of an employee and convince that person to divulge confidential and sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords. DDoS attacks, pop-ups, and viruses are all examples of software based security threats, not social engineering.

Exam with this question: 15.7.3 Module 15 - Security Considerations Quiz

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