"When you look at any type of an attack that plays on people's emotions or desires, it's not stupidity that takes over, it's chemical reactions and realities," Hadnagy said.
He wrote a book about the "Art of Human Hacking" which reads our brains release feel-good chemicals when someone tells us things we like to hear.
(KMSP) - If you ever wondered how someone can fall for a scam on the internet, blame social engineering.
Jean thought a dating site for people over 50 would be a safe place to meet a nice guy.
Chris Hadnagy is a professional social engineer who hears this all the time.
He is an expert at understanding why reasonable people fall for outrageous scams.