Categories of Social Engineers
From Learn to be a true Social Engineer
Social Engineering and those who use it can be broken down in many categories. These range from professional spies and hackers to sales persons and everyday people.
Social Engineering Defined - Categories of Social Engineers - Why Attackers Might Use Social Engineering - Typical Goals - The Attack Cycle - Common Attacks - Real World Examples
Hackers - Penetration Testers - Spies or Espionage - Identity Thieves - Disgruntled Employees - Information Brokers - Scam Artists - Executive Recruiters - Sales People - Governments - Everyday People