As the technology to secure information improves, hackers will employ less technical means to get access to unauthorized data. The use of Social Engineering as a non tech method of hacking has been increasingly used during the past few years. There are different types of social engineering methods reported but what is lacking is a unifying effort to understand these methods in the aggregate. This paper aims to classify these methods through taxonomy so that organizations can gain a better understanding of these attack methods and accordingly be vigilant against them.
Ivaturi, Koteswara and Janczewski, Lech, "A Taxonomy for Social Engineering attacks" (2011). CONF-IRM 2011 Proceedings. 15.