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Phishing/SMiShing and It’s Relation to Disinformation/Malinformation

In this article we’re going to talk about phishing, SMiShing, disinformation, and malinformation. Phishing and SMiShing are types of cyberattacks that aim to trick individuals into giving away sensitive information. Disinformation and malinformation are information disorders that are intended to intentionally mislead, confuse, or cause harm. With respect to this, we’re going to explain how [...]

PayPal SMiShing Attack: A Closer Look

If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll recall not too long ago we dug into a SMiShing attempt that was not super common because of it’s use of punycode. This previous article also discussed what SMiShing is, the victim impact of this activity from the FBI’s Internet Crime Report, and ways spammers/scammers get your phone [...]

Unsuccessful Punycode Smishing Attack Leads to More Questions Than Answers

It’s been a while since we’ve done anything investigative, so in this article we’re going to pick apart a SMiSHing attempt we received. This one is a little more on the technical side because punycode is used in this attack, so we’ll do our best to break it down. Because this attempt is so poorly [...]