: The fraudster calls you and pretends to be from your bank - or impersonates an authority figure like a policeman.
: The fraudster calls you and pretends to be from your bank -- or impersonates an authority figure like a policeman.
Phishing and vishing
scams were two of the most common ways fraudsters steal personal information.
The Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) said that the two new kinds of fraudulent ways were 'phishing' and 'vishing
Social engineering is broken into four basic vectors: Phishing, Vishing
, SMShing and Impersonation.
Summary: Bank sends email warning to customers about phishing, vishing
Just last week, I spoke to a lady who'd been robbed as part of a telephone 'vishing
Here's my quick guide VISHING
: The fraudster calls and pretends to be from your bank, or to be a policeman or suchlike.
Almost half (48%) of the information security professionals surveyed also said that the rate of phishing attacks is increasing, as are new attack variations such as vishing
(voice phishing) and smishing (SMS/text message phishing).
These attacks are known as vishing
and smishing, respectively.
Summary: Bankers are cautioning their customers against a new wave of voice phishing, also termed as, 'vishing
', through which confidential data is obtained from customers fraudulently to deceive them.
International Business Times spoke with Rachel Tobac to learn more about social engineering and trends like vishing
, which refers to tricking individuals into revealing information over the phone similarly to phishing.