Smishing is the latest form of phishing
Smishing is a form of phishing that uses text messages (as opposed to emails) to trick unknowing recipients
into clicking a malicious link or otherwise “mining” personal information through their replies.
They became a particularly popular method of attack during the COVID-19 pandemic and preyed on
peoples fear and easy spread of misinformation.
Some popular methods include:
• Text messages being sent to you that spoof your own number
• Problem with a delivery
• Fake appointment scheduling
• Offer of a free gift
• Security issue with your account (often impersonates Netflix or Amazon)
Hackers have gotten more crafty with the way in which they attempt to steal your information. Don’t fall victim to cyber bullies and give us a call today.