Rogues gallery: 9 infamous social engineers

Social engineers, or "human hackers," have been duping victims from the very beginning of human existence. Here are nine infamous con artists who made history with their scams and schemes.

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Ulysses

Ulysses, leader of the Greek army, engineered the legendary Trojan Horse scheme that lead to the fall of Troy.

Ulysses fooled the Trojans into believing he and his army had abandoned their siege by leaving a large wooden horse - a "gift" - outside the gates of the city.

To this day, corporate employees will still pick up USB sticks from the parking lot and stick them in their PCs. Does no one study ancient history?

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