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Is Smishing the New Backdoor for Cyber Attacks?

March 9, 2020

In this article, learn what smishing is and why threat actors are using it as a new foothold.


Scammers are adding smishing attacks to their arsenal and for good reason, the open rate for text messages is an alarming 98%. So, what exactly is smishing?

What Is Smishing?
Smishing is a combination of the words SMS and phishing and is a type of social engineering attack orchestrated to obtain personal information such as credit card details, banking info, Social Security details, or passwords.

Smishing differs from traditional phishing attacks in that it targets text messages instead of emails. Smishing attacks happen more often than you may think. In 2019, 84% of infosec professionals reported that their organization experienced a smishing attack.

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