SMS Scams and Smartphone Malware

July 26, 2017


Smartphones have become a crucial part of our everyday lives; we shop, bank and network using our phones. But with so much valuable personal data being stored on these devices, they have become a top target for cyber criminals. If they can crack our phones, they can steal our identities, blackmail us for cash, or empty our bank accounts using scams.

As a result, hackers have been developing new ways to attack – the latest using SMS text messages.

Introducing “smishing”

For some years now hackers have used a technique known as phishing – emails pretending to be from our bank that try and trick us into handing over our account details.

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