identity theft

Defeating the Social Engineers with Technology

Submitted by Dale on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 10:18

The other day I received a call from a social engineer. She was quite pleasant as she attempted to gather information from me. Her starting set of knowledge was my business name, address, and phone number. This information is readily found in commercially available databases or for free on this web site. She also knew the name of my phone carrier. That is also easily discovered through any of the search engines. So armed with all of this, she started her pitch.