Hybrid phishing and vishing attacks hunt for credit card info

 Hybrid phishing and vishing attacks hunt for credit card info
A Geek Squad car is parked at Pentagon Centre, in Pentagon City, Virginia. A recently reported phishing and vishing campaign was designed to impersonate Geek Squad. (Ser Amantio di Nicolao, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

A new blog post report has shone a light on the malicious practice known as voice phishing or vishing – a social engineering tactic that some cyber experts say has only grown in prominence since COVID-19 forced employees to work from home.

And in some instances the technique is being used to supplement email-based phishing attempts.

“Vishing is one of the attacks that we’ve seen a huge surge in since lockdown,” in part due to the increase in conversations that happen over the phone or over Zoom, said report author Abhishek Iyer, director of product marketing at Armorblox, in an interview with SC Media. Iyer estimated that the number of vishing attacks…

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