Helpfulness is an attack vector to social engineering crooks. “It seems counterintuitive to hand over sensitive information to a complete stranger, but attackers have developed ways to trick you into feeling comfortable doing just that. ‘Fear is an attack vector. Helpfulness is an attack vector,’ (Erik Huffman, a researcher who studies the psychology behind cybersecurity trends) said. “The more comfortable you are, the more hackable you become.'” Read the interesting report here.