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