What You Need to Know about Vishing Attacks

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Human errors is regarded as the leading barrier to effective cybersecurity. Actually, casual mistakes have the potential to bring about career-threatening results. No wonder you should make it the norm to employ the right tech to improve your cybersecurity. But an educated workforce that’s fully aware of the threats and understands how to present them is the last piece of the puzzle.

Fret not, though, since it is now possible to teach your employees what they need to know to keep your enterprise secure. Having said that, today we will take you through some of the things you should know regarding vishing attacks. Read on below!

What is Vishing?

Vishing is merely a form of phishing attack that targets victims over the phone. Quite similar to phishing attacks, a vishing attack tries to lure victims into submitting personal information like credit card numbers or passwords.

They may depict themselves as representative from a bank or other organization and try to collect sensitive information or have victims unknowingly download malware onto their computers. If this is not enough, they may take advantage of robocalling tech to automate their attacks.

Common Vishing Scam Techniques

There’s no denying that you have people whom you trust way more than others. Even if a caller claims to work for a company you’ve done business with, there is always a good chance it could be a scammer trying to get hold of sensitive information without your knowledge.

Keep in mind there are many stories vishing scammers use to gain access to sensitive information. Any time you receive a phone call you don’t trust, be sure to hang up and call the organization directly to confirm their caller’s identity. It could also work to your advantage when you decide to visit the organization’s website to find contact information.

In the event that a phone caller asks you to share account data or personally identifiable information, be sure to ignore their request and report the contact to security. After all, there is no way security will call you to request that you make vital changes to your logins, passwords, or network settings.

Any phone caller who makes this type of request might probably be trying to scam you. That’s why you should not be hesitant to decline the request and notify security before things can finally get out of hand.

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