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The volume of malicious cyber attacks is increasing every year. Although many companies use the latest network security systems, they aren't immune to the hackers' favorite strategy - social engineering. Unlike malware, social engineering tricks people into volunteering sensitive data. Here's what you should know to protect your business.
Every time we learn about a cyberattack that has affected so many businesses, we invest in security technologies that will safeguard our systems. This year, however, social engineering attacks have taken center stage in the Rio Olympics. Using various scams, hackers can circumvent network security systems by convincing gullible users into giving away sensitive information. But spectators aren't the only victims. Without knowing the most common social engineering exploits, your business's data is also at risk. That's why we have compiled four of the most frequently used social engineering scams to help protect you and your business.