WHAT IS SMISHING ATTACK?
Technology makes life easier for us. We just have to see how
computers, laptop have become an indispensable device in
our day to day. However, we must be attentive to its use,
because cybercriminals adapt to these advances with new
techniques. One of the most recent is smishing, do you know
what it is and how to detect it?
What Is Smishing: SMS + Phishing?
The smishing is the use of methods of deception through SMS
or text messaging for mobile user's personal information and
making fraudulent use of it. The difference from phishing is
the means by which the scam is done; in phishing it is through
e-mail and in smishing it is done with SMS. It is not a new
phenomenon, because it first appeared in 2008, but now it
has increased thanks to the use of messaging applications
such as WhatsApp.
The phishing, the smishing and vishing are three types of
widespread fraud. The criminals pretend to be another
person, so that the victim shares with them passwords or card
details. Learn to identify them with this video and protect
What Are The Most Common Forms Of Smishing?
Generally, the objective of these messages is to obtain
confidential information, such as passwords or bank details,
but sometimes also to sell non-existent products or "infect" the
mobile. To achieve this, they send an SMS to the user with an
irresistible promotion, the possibility of winning a prize or
simply a notice from a courier company or a bank.
If the message is clicked, the user is directed to a fraudulent
web page that either imitates the original to steal their bank
details or passwords, either contains malicious code to install
malware, or tricks the user into installing one malicious
application that will collect and send confidential information to
third parties. It is also common to send messages asking to
call a telephone number with a special rate or to subscribe to
a premium SMS service that involves an additional cost
How Can You Avoid Fraud?
Here are few ways in wh