SMiShing

SMiShing,

Definition of SMiShing:

  1. The fraudulent practice of sending text messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers.

  2. A security scam which tricks the user into downloading a Trojan horse or other malicious software through SMS. The scam is perpetuated by sending the user SMS which asks him to download a legitimate-looking program which is actually a malicious software. Security experts advise users to be vigilant in using their mobile devices as a means to prevent this kind of attack.

How to use SMiShing in a sentence?

  1. Police say they have busted a gang in Maitland suspected of smishing.

Meaning of SMiShing & SMiShing Definition