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The message includes a link to send an alleged documentation to which the Police warns that it should not be accessed
It is the smishing technique, with which cybercriminals pose as legitimate companies to steal data
In the same way that there are more and more technologies with which to do good deeds, the tricks available to cybercriminals also increase every year. One of the most popular scam techniques of recent years is the smishing.
What is this scam?
This technology is precisely what cybercriminals have used in a scam that the National Police warns about on Twitter. “Do not click on the link or send any documentation”, is the recommendation of the security body. The SMS pretends to be an official message from the insurance company Línea Directa.
If the enabled address is clicked, victims can be guided or even forced to download a program or document that contains a trojan. With it they can access our most important data or even control our browsing on the Internet.
What is smishing
It is a word derived from SMS and fishing (‘to fish’); fishing refers to techniques in which the cybercriminal tricks the victim into biting (like a fish). Thus, this method consists of sending an SMS by the scammer to a user, pretending to be a known entity.