How To Avoid Falling Prey To SMS Phishing Attempts

March 19, 2021

How To Avoid Falling Prey To SMS Phishing Attempts

Have you been receiving somewhat suspicious text messages from large organizations asking you to follow a link? Some common organizations that are used as a front are Netflix, Amazon, Paypal, Apple, Microsoft, different banking institutions, and the government. Since these organizations are so widely used and popular, it is easy for individuals to believe these messages are legit.

We have some safety tips for you and your family! Sometimes kids or older individuals may not fully understand the severity of clicking on random potentially malicious links, so it's crucial to keep everyone in your household educated on cyber trends and proper cybersecurity hygiene.


Here's what you should and shouldn't do if you receive spam text messages...



Do not:


- Click the link


- Share any personal information


- Reply or engage with the message (or else it lets them know you have an active phone number)


Do:


- Block the number


- Place your number on the national do-not-call registry


- Check if your mobile provider offers a spam blocking service


For those times where you may have clicked the malicious link by accident, don't panic. We provide incident response, and our team of experts are here to support our clients to the best of our abilities.

Although our incident response services are next-level, prevention is always the best option for minimizing damage, so it's a good idea to always be prepared for future attacks before they can happen.

The more educated and up to date we stay on current cybersecurity trends and events, the safer your systems will be! Education adds a major layer of security to your systems, so make sure you share these tips with your friends and family, and also check out our other blog posts to learn more!

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