Social Engineering and Crime Prevention in Cyberspace
24 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2012
Date Written: October 14, 2008
This paper highlights methods of syntactic and semantic social engineering attacks (human-based and computer-based) that are currently prevalent in the cyber community. It will also discuss emerging trends and, the likely future direction cyber-crime will take with respect to social engineering. The risks of deception in the on-line environment appear to be increasing and with the rapid growth of internet access a large pool of people are likely to be exposed to manipulation. The legal response to on-line forms of deception or social engineering remains fragmented and inadequate failing to recognize the increased potential of organized criminal activity.
Keywords: cybercrime, deception, social engineering
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