When we think of phishing attacks, in which scammers try to lure sensitive information out of Internet users, we think of fake official-looking e-mails and Web sites.
But you don't even need to be online to get phished. A phishing attack making the rounds tries to dupe cell phone users into revealing their personal data over the phone. It uses SMS messages, which makes it a "SMiShing" attempt.
It all starts with a spam text message purporting to be from a financial institution. In this case, it's from a source identified as KeyPoint Credit Union, warning … Read more