Cognitive hacking

  • Cognitive hacking is a cyberattack that seeks to manipulate the perception of people by exploiting their psychological vulnerabilities.
  • Cognitive hacking is a threat from disinformation.
  • Cognitive hacking attack attempts to change the target audience’s thoughts and actions, galvanise societies and disrupt harmony using disinformation.
  • It exploits cognitive biases and shapes people by perpetuating their prejudices.
  • The goal is to manipulate the way people perceive reality.
  • The storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, is a prime example of the effects of cognitive hacking.
  • Revolutions throughout history have used cognitive hacking techniques to overthrow governments and change society.