What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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The human impact of a Royal Mail phishing scam

We look at the impact of a Royal Mail phishing scam as described by the victim, caught out not once but twice by the scammers.

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Royal Mail scam says your parcel is waiting for delivery

We take a look at an SMS phishing messages which claims to have a parcel for you, with an unpaid shipping fee.

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A week in security (January 27 – February 2)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security news

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Australia’s Early Warning Network compromised

An Australian Early Warning System notifying subscribers of severe weather alerts was compromised over the weekend, with messages sent across a variety of formats. What did the hackers get up to? And why did they do it?

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Mobile Menace Monday: SMS phishing attacks target the job market

Could it be that our dream job awaits via a random SMS message? On the contrary, this SMS phishing attack could cause nightmares for unsuspecting job hunters.

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Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail

Text messages are being sent around claiming recipients are in possession of a Bitcoin. That would be quite a lot of free money…if it were true. Instead you get the Bitcoin Code, a dodgy trading site we recommend staying far away from.

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SMS phishing for the masses

This post looks at a recent SMS phishing scam for the RBC bank and a tool the attackers may have used to bulk send fraudulent SMS messages.

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Avoid: BofA, Wells Fargo SMS phishing

It always pays to train a wary eye on your text messages, as conniving phishers don’t always stick to the tried and tested route of email scams. We take a look at a pair of SMS phishes sent directly to a mobile device – if you bank with Wells Fargo or Bank of America, these are two to watch out for.

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Instagram Follower Booster Leads to SMS Browser Extension PUP

If you try to boost your Instagram follower count, you might just end up increasing the amount of programs installed on your PC instead…

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