Privacy Perils: Text Links – Resurgence

July 1, 2016
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One more reason not to click on links, especially in SMS (text) messages:

NetworkWorld and security vendor FireEye have reported a new phishing scheme where clicking the embedded text link downloads malicious malware, which installs a fake “user interface” over apps such as Uber and Google Play. The next time you think you are accessing the real app, the malfeasor captures your confidential information, such as your credit card number.

Hackers are smart and persistent. Be more so.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.