10 Sep 2018
The use of deception to manipulate people into divulging personal information or performing certain actions.
Unlike hacking, where technology is used to get unauthorised access into networks, social engineering involves threats, social pressure, or other types of deception to make a person do something. It can be used to infringe on people’s privacy, steal their identities, or gain information, like intimate images.
What can I do to protect myself?
My social media is compromised. What can I do?
Report the issue directly to the social media site itself. Most sites have Help and Contact Us sections where you can reach out to them, and they usually take care of such issues within 48 hours. You can also use a friend’s account to post publicly on yours, making it clear that the account is not under your control.