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.

By , CSO |  Security, Bernie Madoff, slideshow

Victor Lustig

Known as "The man who sold the Eiffel Tower," Victor Lustig was a European con artist who managed to convince investors in 1925 that the famous monument was being sold off for scrap.

Lustig allegedly created a simple set of commandments for con men, including: Wait for your mark to reveal any political opinions, and then agree with them.

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Answers - Powered by ITworld

ITworld Answers helps you solve problems and share expertise. Ask a question or take a crack at answering the new questions below.

Join us:
Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Tumblr

LinkedIn

Google+

Ask a Question
randomness