You receive an e-mail from your bank telling you there is a problem with your account.


1::Debugging.
2::Browser hijacking.
3::Social engineering.

This is incorrect. Debugging is a systematic process of finding and correcting defects in a computer program. The correct answer among those proposed is Social Engineering, which is a complex form of social deception, exploiting human weaknesses so as to psychologically manipulate people with the aim to information gathering, fraud, or system access (e.g. to fool someone into giving you his/her password). Of course, since in this scenario we have a phishing e-mail, we also have a phishing attack.  

 

This could be considered as partially correct. The web link may be the start of a browser hijacking attack, which is the modification of a web browser's settings without the user’s permission or knowledge; hence the term ‘hijacking’. The correct answer though among those proposed is Social Engineering, which is a complex form of social deception, exploiting human weaknesses so as to psychologically manipulate people with the aim to information gathering, fraud, or system access (e.g. to fool someone into giving you his/her password). Of course, since in this scenario we have a phishing e-mail, we also have a phishing attack.

 

This is correct. Social engineering (within the perspective of information security) is a complex form of social deception, exploiting human weaknesses so as to psychologically manipulate people with the aim to information gathering, fraud, or system access (e.g. to fool someone into giving you his/her password). Of course, since in this scenario we have a phishing e-mail, we also have a phishing attack.

 


The e-mail provides instructions and a link so you can log in to your account and fix the problem.

What type of attack could this be?