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Definition Edit

Online social hackers

are skilled with social engineering knowledge, are in the position to analyse and understand behaviour and psychology of social targets and to generate false trust relationships.[1]

Overview Edit

"Even if not necessarily using high-tech methodologies and tools, activities of this threat agent group may cause significant impact especially in areas of identity theft, collection of confidential personal data, user credentials, cyber bullying, etc. The capabilities of this group can be characterised as low to medium as regards the use of technology. However their social engineering skills might be quite high. With increasing use of social networking, it is expected that the importance of this group in cyber-attacks will grow in the future."[2]

References Edit

  1. ENISA Threat Landscape 2013–Overview of Current and Emerging Cyber-Threats, at 38.
  2. Id. (citations omitted).

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