“I won’t fall for a phishing email.”
“The emails look so fake!”
“We have spam filters to catch things like that.”
No one thinks they are going to be a target of a phishing scam. And if they do receive a phishing email, they believe they’ll recognize it as fake. The truth is we all receive hundreds, or even thousands, of messages per day through email, text, phone, and social networks. It is highly unlikely that we recognize everyone who sends these messages. And that’s where social engineering comes into play. The technique consists of tricking targets (you & me!) by pretending to be trusted people or companies to convince users to share valuable data without even thinking twice about it.