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Cybersecurity Attack Trends in 2023 - Smishing & Mobile Device Attacks

To protect your business in the coming year, it’s important to watch for cyberattack trends. Knowing the new attacks helps your organization better update its IT security to mitigate the risk of a cyber incident. This month the DIG is focusing on cyber-attack trends for 2023.

Mobile devices go with us everywhere these days. This direct connection to a potential victim is not lost on cybercriminals. This week we are looking at a predicted increase in mobile device-based attacks, including SMS-based phishing (“smishing”). Smishing is the practice of sending fake text messages to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords or MFA codes.

The convincing fake texts can look like shipping notices or receipts. One wrong click is all it takes for an account or data breach. To protect yourself from these attacks, do not click any strange messages from untrusted sources. Instead, delete the message and report it as Junk. If your phone doesn’t have the option to “Report as Junk”, you can forward the message to 7726 (SPAM) if your provider is Verizon, T-Mobile, or AT&T.

If you would like to learn more about how the DIG can protect you against cyberattacks in 2023, contact us.

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