Article and some comments on Voice Phishing (Vishing)

Below is a recent article talking about voice phishing, also known as vishing. The idea is familiar - the attacker sends an email or call, trying to trick the victim into calling a number, which uses prompts that try to get the user to disclose personal information. I see more and more of these on my personal cell phone - I usually call them back and try to see how clever they are. They really don't have to be that clever - if the email or call mentions an issue with a warranty, traffic ticket, insurance, or the right bank, users will often be tricked into calling back. The attacker just calls a ton of numbers (through cheap VoIP), mentions "Chase" and there is a good chance they will reach a good number of Chase customers...

Here is the article:

http://www.firstpost.com/investing/beware-of-vishing-attacks-on-your-mobile-480633.html