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CAPEC-423: Influence Perception of Liking

Influence Perception of Liking
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Attack Pattern ID: 423
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Stable
Completeness: Stub
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+ Summary

The adversary influences the target's actions by building a relationship where the target has a liking to the adversary. People are more likely to be influenced by people of whom they are fond, so the adversary attempts to ingratiate his or herself with the target via actions, appearance, or a combination thereof.

+ Attack Prerequisites
  • The adversary must have the means and knowledge of how to communicate with the target in some manner.

    The adversary must have knowledge of the types of things that the target likes.

+ Typical Severity


+ Typical Likelihood of Exploit

Likelihood: Medium

+ Methods of Attack
  • Social Engineering
+ Attacker Skills or Knowledge Required

Skill or Knowledge Level: Low

The adversary requires strong inter-personal and communication skills.

+ Solutions and Mitigations

An organization should provide regular, robust cybersecurity training to its employees to prevent social engineering attacks.

+ Attack Motivation-Consequences
ScopeTechnical ImpactNote
"Varies by context"
Attacks that leverage the principle of liking can lead to the target performing an action that results in a variety of consequences that negatively affect the confidentiality, availability, and/or integrity of an application or system.
+ References
[R.417.1] [REF-30] "The Official Social Engineering Portal". Social-Engineer.org. Tick Tock Computers, LLC. <http://www.social-engineer.org>.
+ Content History
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2014-06-23Internal_CAPEC_Team
CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation2017-08-04Updated Attack_Motivation-Consequences, Attack_Prerequisites, Attacker_Skills_or_Knowledge_Required, Description Summary, Methods_of_Attack, References, Related_Attack_Patterns, Solutions_and_Mitigations, Typical_Likelihood_of_ExploitInternal
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