WHAT IS SMISHING? A GUIDE TO THE LATEST CYBER THREAT

The Verdict website on 10th July published an article warning of “smishing”, or SMS phishing, which is any form of phishing carried out via text or SMS message.  Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information by disguising as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. The most well-known method of phishing is via email.  Smishing is a security attack in which the user is tricked into downloading a Trojan horse, virus or other malware onto a smartphone or another mobile device.  People can also be tricked into giving private information through the same method.  The increase in alternative forms of electronic communication, such as texting and messaging apps, has provided a new platform for smishing.  There is now a huge quantity of mobile devices to target

https://www.verdict.co.uk/what-is-smishing-latest-cyber-threat/

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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