Publication Date

Spring 2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Information Technology

First Advisor

Richard Manprisio

Second Advisor

Mohammed Salam

Third Advisor

Dae Wook Kim


The increased implementation of digitalization which has come to rise has also raised concerns in terms of privacy and security of the data. Data leaks and stealing of privacy are some of the common practices which have grown over the years. Social engineering majorly depends on the normal human instincts for trusting in stealing personal as well as corporate information which can be implemented for committing the cybercrimes further. The attackers can use social engineering for convincing an employee for divulging the passwords of the company. Hence, there is a need to understand the fact of how social engineering can as well as cybercrime have evolved over the year. Based on this the work aimed to review the social engineering concepts as well as cybercrimes in this digital world. The concepts will be understood better with the use of literature that is focused on the topic of social engineering as well as cybercrimes. Using a literature review the secondary data will be collected based on this literature.