Warning against the threat of Phishing attack

Cybercriminals are very clever in finding ways in stealing personal information. Infact, even mobile phone has became their target in doing such crimes.

One example of which is the so called ‘smishing’ attack in short for “SMS phishing” that is tricked through a Trojan horse, virus or other malware onto the cellular phone or other mobile device. This may come in many forms, but the hackers commonly use password recovery features employed by email providers in order to penetrate their targets email accounts.

This unwanted attack could enable the hacker to access private information and sensitive documents, and even gain access to social media and even banking accounts

It could also be describe as an attempt access into a target’s account using their email address, before clicking the ‘I forgot my password’ prompt. in which hackers sends an one-off login code to the target’s mobile via SMS. If the code has been successfully delivered, it will be immediately follow up with a smishing text designed which generally traps the victim over a fake but genuine-looking message like: ‘We have detected unauthorised activity on your account. Please reply with your verification code and when the victim finally replies with the code the hacker can take advantage of gaining an access to their target’s private information.

These kinds of attacks can hit victims really hard in terms of the financial aspect that is why, many banks and security experts are urging people to be more cautious have an increased awareness of online security, so that you could determine a ‘phishing’ email if they would be receiving any.

Truly is it alarming to be a victim of such strange attack activity on your account. Therefore it is a must for every cellphone users to be always vigilant on every message that they’ll be receiving on their cellular mobiles especially when this texts came from a suspicious source.

Everyone must also needs to take full responsibility with every text messages.If you have even a slightest doubt about the authenticity of a certain message, don’t even think about clicking it.

And of course, It would also best to have a VPN security that could help in encrypting your personal data and also to protect yourself from this email phishing attacks.

Source : independent.co.uk, searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com