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By Mark Hachman/Associated PressSocial engineering is a type of marketing where someone or something intentionally uses another person or group of people to achieve a desired outcome.
It can be done by tricking someone into believing they’re getting a certain benefit, or by sending unsolicited emails or text messages, or even by manipulating a social media platform to get your followers to like your content or posts.
While social engineering has been around for decades, social media has been taking off since the beginning of 2017.
The first such campaigns in 2018 were a few years ago when the Trump campaign was trying to influence the U.S. election by posing as a group of Muslim American parents and urging their followers to vote for the Republican candidate.
The campaign was successful in garnering nearly $100 million from over 600 million followers, according to Crowdpac.
Since then, social engineering efforts have become increasingly sophisticated.
In 2017, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania used social engineering to target a woman who was a teacher’s aide in San Francisco.
They used text messages and emails to reach out to her through the social media site LinkedIn and other social media outlets.
They also used a fake email address to gain access to her personal Facebook page.
The researchers used a list of social media accounts, fake email addresses and fake Facebook accounts to gain an audience of more than 1.8 million people and get her to respond to their emails.
In 2018, Facebook reported a 1.6 percent increase in the number of malicious cyberbullying attacks that were reported in the U., and an increase of 6.7 percent in the total number of people being affected.
“Social engineering campaigns are increasingly becoming more sophisticated,” said the Social Engineering Forum, a nonprofit research and education organization.
“There is a growing body of research that indicates the impact of social engineering on people’s behavior, including online.
Social engineering can be used as a tool to manipulate people and organizations.”
Crowdpac, which researches and monitors malicious social engineering campaigns, says it is aware of two types of social-engineering campaigns: social engineering that is designed to gain social favor and social engineering aimed at obtaining personal or financial gain.
It’s possible that a malicious campaign may be designed to manipulate the user into giving away personal information and/or information that could be used for unlawful purposes, such as identity theft, fraud, or money laundering.
Social engineering can also be used to manipulate or gain access, as well as to create a sense of security and trust in an organization, according the Social Engineers Forum.
CrowdPac also warns that a social engineering campaign may appear legitimate or as if it was legitimate.
“These are campaigns that may be legitimate in the eyes of their target audience, but the intent of the campaign can be to gain a sense or trust in a company or person by posing or acting as if they are trusted, and/ or that the company or individual is being supported by a trustworthy source,” the company says.
“People can easily fall for a false sense of confidence in the intentions of a company when the company appears to be trustworthy.
For example, if you are told by an email that you will receive a bonus or a discount on your next purchase, it can be tempting to assume that the message is genuine.”
Social engineering may also work when the target audience is already convinced that the social-media platform or company is trustworthy, Crowdpac says.
For instance, if a person already believes that they have a trusted employer, then a fraudulent campaign may work.
But if a company is known for its lack of transparency, it could also be an easy target for a social-engineer to use, CrowdPac warns.
“If a company’s identity or reputation is in doubt, or is perceived as being weak, people are less likely to trust their trust in companies that may lack transparency,” the Social Engagement Forum says.
A campaign designed to sway an audience or convince them to click on a link may seem convincing, but social engineering could also work to trick or manipulate a person into thinking they’re participating in a program or activity, or may even be using a program to make money, the Social Developers Institute warns.
For instance, a fake LinkedIn account that is registered to someone using their name could be a potential target for an unscrupulous social engineering project, according a 2018 report from the U of T’s Institute for Security Studies.
In that study, researchers identified the names of more 10,000 LinkedIn users and found that more than a third of the users had been scammed into signing up with a fraudulent account.
The researchers found that the scammers could use LinkedIn accounts as an opportunity to collect more personal information about those who used the service.
The University of Toronto’s Institute of Management has been conducting research on social engineering since 2011.
It recently released a study that showed that malicious social-engagement campaigns targeted groups of people with different backgrounds, beliefs and