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.

The Devil

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Establishing a theme for all uncountable social engineering efforts through time, the Devil in the book of Genesis played to Eve’s greed by convincing her God was keeping his best powers to himself by forbidding her and Adam from eating from the Tree of Life. 

A social engineer often positions himself or herself as an ally of the intended "mark" or victim.

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