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Social Engineering & Breaking Bad: Exploiting Social Weaknesses of Cybersecurity

In September 2013, viewers across the world watched the 62nd and final episode of the hit AMC show Breaking Bad, a show about a chemistry teacher, Walter White, who becomes a methamphetamine kingpin after learning that he has cancer. What people may not have realized is that in this final episode, Walter employed a technique commonly used by cybercriminals, known as Social Engineering, and the show offered a very realistic illustration of a threat regarding which all businesses and individuals should be aware.