Phishing attacks via text spiked this week — researcher

This is an example of one of the SMS phishing messages that purports to come from Bank of America.
(Credit: Cloudmark)
A surge in SMS phishing attacks this week took security experts by surprise and tricked victims into providing credit card and other sensitive information to scammers, a researcher said today.
The phishing onslaught, which targeted customers of the major cellular carriers in the U.S., started on Tuesday, said Mary Landesman, senior security researcher at security provider Cloudmark.
The number of SMS-based phishing attempts observed by security firm Cloudmark based on…

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