Raising Awareness Against Smishing
Who’s texting you? 🤔
We’re raising awareness today about smishing.
Smishing is a cyber attack through text messages (SMS) or other messaging platforms. The scammer aims to deceive individuals into revealing sensitive information or downloading malicious content through mobile devices. 📱
It’s crucial to be aware of smishing to protect personal, financial, and company data. Mobile devices can be the scammer’s gateway to a company network.
How can you protect yourself?
1️⃣ Do not respond to texts from unknown numbers.
Exercise caution when receiving unsolicited messages, especially those requesting personal or company information and urging immediate action.
2️⃣ Verify the Sender.
Contact the organization using the official contact information to confirm the message is genuine.
3️⃣Pause and think before clicking.
Avoid clicking links or downloading attachments from unknown or suspicious sources. These could lead to malware infections or direct you to fraudulent websites.
Share these tips to remind your team to be alert and aware.
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