Conduct social engineering

Social Engineering is the practice of manipulating people in order to get them to divulge information or take an action. [1] [2]

ID: T1279

Tactic: Organizational Information Gathering

Version: 1.0

Similar Techniques by Tactic

TacticTechnique
Technical Information GatheringConduct social engineering
People Information GatheringConduct social engineering

Detection

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

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

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.

References

  1. Mathew J. Schwartz. (2011, September 14). Social Engineering Leads APT Attack Vectors. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  1. Gary Beach. (2003, October 1). Kevin Mitnick on Social Engineering Hackers. Retrieved March 5, 2017.