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Heard of smishing?

2019-01-17T12:56:04+01:00January 18th, 2019|

Have you heard of ‘smishing’? No? It’s a type of Phishing attack which uses SMS to target and send phishing links to victims.

Rather than emailing dangerous links which they hope you will click on, cyber criminals will send text messages.

They usually say something along the lines of:

“Thanks for signing up to our new app. Your payment of £5 will come out of your account. Or to cancel, just click this link”.

The content sounds plausible and relies on unsuspecting victims panicking that they’ve accidentally signed up for something they don’t want. So, they tap the link and by doing this they may give the hackers access to personal and important data.

The best way to protect yourself from this type of scam is through gaining an understanding and education. Take a look at the Cyber Security training we offer and get in touch with us if you would like to discuss training for you and your employees.

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