SMiShing Attacks on the Rise

November 6, 2018 - 1 minute read

SMiShing Attacks on the Rise

You may ask yourself, “SMiShing, what is that?” Chances are you have received this type of social engineering attack and not realized what it is called. SMiShing is like phishing, but instead of using email, cyber criminals send this attack via SMS text messages to your mobile phones.

As SMiShing becomes more prevalent, it will become more of a concern for small businesses. The best defense to prevent a SMiShing attack from breaching your small business is user awareness. This is because from a cybersecurity technology standpoint, it is difficult to identify what is a malicious text message from a non-malicious text message. Annual training on social engineering techniques like SMiShing is critical to preventing successful attacks.