smishing definition


Definition of smishing : noun

  1. From the intrusion kill chain model, the delivery of a “lure” via a text message to a potential victim by pretending to be some trustworthy person or organization in order to trick the victim into revealing sensitive information.
    Security experts say one reason for the increase in smishing is that these days people trust text messages more than phone calls or emails.
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