Wednesday, 28 November 2020
Smishing: The Late Late Toy Show and bogus texts offering Toy Show tickets
Cyber security specialist Paul C Dwyer has said that a plan to flood Ireland with texts offering tickets for the The Late Late Toy Show has been discovered. In a practice known as "smishing" the criminals send a text to get recipients to click on a link or call a premium rate number. Dwyer also mentions that the scam can go a lot deeper with unwary victims also being targeted for their bank and identity details. It's a massive criminal industry. Read Dwyers' explanation here. You've been warned.