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SMiShing in Social Engineering News

Oct 26, 2022 Security Boulevard

SMiShing uses SMS (Short Message Service) as the attack vector. The attacker’s objective is to trick the target into installing malware on their device, or to reveal account information. The attacker crafts a SMiShing message to make the receiver think the communication is from a familiar or trusted source. The bad actor then sends their target a SMiShing message containing a malicious link. The link, if clicked, redirects the target to a website under the attacker’s control. SMiShing is a social engineering attack because criminals exploit the target’s vulnerabilities; the desire to trust, to be helpful, or to act quickly on a perceived danger. SMiShing is a very real security threat to enterprises as 39% of employees now access corporate data on personal devices…