Not too long ago if you got a text message from your bank with a fraud alert you were actually concerned there was fraud on your account.
Now, not only do you have to worry about fraud on your account, but you also have to worry about someone spoofing your bank and using the fraud message as a way to deceive you.
SMS or text messages are a common way for businesses to offer notifications via text messages or short message service (SMS). Usually, these type of notifications are brief, vague, and attach a link—which makes them a great vehicle for spoofing!
Cyber criminals have simply added this method to their arsenal using fake notification messages for SMS Phishing, or Smishing attacks.
According to Knowbe4, in a recent smishing attack, the bad guys spoofed shipping companies and send multiple fake text message notifications. The text messages state that you have an urgent notification regarding the delivery of a package. Each notification includes a link for more information. Clicking this link takes you to a phony Google login page that is designed to steal any information you enter.
It’s honestly difficult to spot smishing attacks, but like a traditional phishing attack, there are steps you can take to keep your information safe.
Follow these tips:
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