“Phishing, Smishing, what’s the difference? You should know so you can prepare and prevent for both!”
Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies
You are probably familiar with the term “Phishing Scams” and how cybercriminals use these email techniques to gain access to critical information and more. A phrase you may not be as familiar with is “Smishing Scams” and how these SMS attacks are becoming more common with the bad guys using this type of attack to lure you into clicking a potentially harmful link or giving out critical information as well.
Check out this short but revealing read on “Smishing Scams” from the University of Hawai’i Federal Credit Union for an excellent explanation of their nature and tips on avoiding becoming a victim and what to do if you fear you have.