Conduct social engineering

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Conduct social engineering
ID PRE-T1026
Tactic Technical Information Gathering


Social Engineering is the practice of manipulating people in order to get them to divulge information or take an action.12

Difficulty for the Adversary

Easy for the Adversary (Yes/No): Yes

Explanation: Very effective technique for the adversary that does not require any formal training and relies upon finding just one person who exhibits poor judgement.


Detectable by Common Defenses (Yes/No/Partial): No

Explanation: No technical means to detect an adversary collecting technical information about a target. Any detection would be based upon strong OPSEC policy implementation.

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