Smishing Attack is a scam or an effort by scamster to take control of an individual’s Mobile Device. Smishing attacks typically come in the form of SMS messages that appear to have come from a legitimate source.
Like any other phishing attack, scamster impersonates as trusted brand or person, asking individuals to click on a link provided in the SMS. Upon clicking such links, individuals get directed to download and install malicious remote control app (Malware/Trojan Like SOVA). Through this modus operandi, the scamster can remotely access and control an individual’s mobile device, and have visibility to confidential data like OTP, Mobile Banking App Password, Credit/Debit card details, take screenshots, record video from a webcam, etc.
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1. Exercise caution while clicking on the link provided in any unsolicited E-mails and SMS’s.
2. Look for suspicious numbers that don’t look like real mobile number.
3. Do not download and install application from untrusted source.
4. Revalidate permission while installing new application.
5. Update mobile devices with latest security patches.
6. Avoid sharing your personal information over a phone call/SMS to strangers.
7. Financial institutions will never send a text asking for credentials or transfer of money.
8. Avoid storing personal/sensitive information on a mobile device.
9. Report any unusual activity to email@example.com.
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