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CAPEC CATEGORY: Social Engineering

Social Engineering
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Category ID: 403
Status: Draft
+ Description


Attack patterns within this category focus on the manipulation and exploitation of people. The techniques defined by each pattern are used to convince a target into performing actions or divulging confidential information that benefit the adversary, often resulting in access to computer systems or facilities. While similar to a confidence trick or simple fraud, the term typically applies to trickery or deception for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or computer system access. In most cases, the adversary never comes face-to-face with the victim.
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NatureTypeIDNameView(s) this relationship pertains toView(s)
HasMemberMeta Attack PatternMeta Attack Pattern410Information Elicitation
Domains of Attack (primary)3000
HasMemberMeta Attack PatternMeta Attack Pattern416Manipulate Human Behavior
Domains of Attack (primary)3000
MemberOfViewView3000Domains of Attack
Domains of Attack3000
+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2017-08-04Updated Description, RelationshipsInternal

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