Cyber criminals cast wide nets with phishing tactics, hoping to drag in victims.
SMishing is any type of phishing attempt that involves text messaging. As consumers, we tend to be more trusting on our cell phones, but this is very dangerous. Cyber criminals are able to mimic sms (text) messages making it look like it's from someone you know and asking you to click on a link. If for some reason you do this, ransomware could possibly be downloaded on your device and could compromise your sensitive information like credit card, social security and account numbers.
With the recent phishing scam using Google Docs, phishing is a word on everybody's lips. Educating yourself and your employees to understand all the different types of cyber threats is important and how to avoid them is crucial to keeping your company and personal information secure. In today's blog, we'll cover the 5 different types of social engineering scams.