Social engineering attacks manipulate people so that they end up sharing their confidential information. This attack has three categories:

  • Phishing Attack: Here, the user opens the mail with the attachment and unknowingly downloads the virus.
  • Spear Phishing Attack: Here, the attacker targets a specific individual or a group of people.
  • Whaling Phishing Attack: Whaling Phishing attack is a type of attack that specifically targets wealthy, powerful, and prominent individuals.