Inside a cyberattack method that targets your cellphone

Tim Starks reports:

A recent spree of “smishing” attacks points to what some experts anticipate will be a wider threat in the future.

The technique, which claims victims at Twilio and targeted others at Cloudflare, combines text messages intent on luring victims into clicking on a link, leans on the ubiquity of smartphones, seeks to manipulate human nature, and works around an increasingly common defensive measure.

A campaign that relied on the technique gathered steam this summer and targeted more than 130 companies, according to a report from cyberfirm Group-IB last month.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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