scam is where a fraudster contacts a person by telephone, convincing them that their bank account has been compromised, and then persuades them to transfer their funds into what they believe is a new holding account.
Furthermore, iPhone and Android users can reduce their phone spam nuisance levels and protect themselves from Vishing
and Smishing threats with NUMBERCOP for iPhone available from the Apple App Store (http://www.
The topics include the latest trends in online fraud, such as phishing, vishing
, the credit/debit card fraud types, modus operandi, counterfeiting and skimming etc.
Don't fall victim to the latest scam - vishing
- by giving your bank details to strangers over the phone
involves a fraudster posing on the phone as someone from a bank or building society fraud investigation team, the police or another legitimate organisation such as a telephone or internet provider.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Carter, head of the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU), which is sponsored by the cards and banking industries, said: "Fraudsters can use personal information gleaned from vishing
in a number of ways including to access a victim's bank account, make fraudulent purchases and commit identity theft.
By harvesting the VoIP user directory, the hacker now gains a new list of VoIP subscribers that can be new targets to other VoIP threats, such as SPIT or vishing
The enhancement within this release consists of an additional topical course entitled Vishing
, which is one of the latest fraud tactics employed by unscrupulous perpetrators.
and Unscrupulous Tax Preparers Pose a Threat
In fact, some vishing
attacks don't begin with an e-mail.
Users of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems must be mindful not only of denial-of-service vulnerabilities in their VoIP PBX implementations, such as the vulnerability discovered in Asterisk, but underlying VoIP protocol weaknesses that may leave organizations open to vishing
, a new security threat which uses VoIP to steal user information, and spam over the VoIP network," said Chris Rouland, chief technology officer of Internet Security Systems.
Denial of Service, Eavesdropping, Microsoft OCS Vulnerabilities, Spoofing IDs, and Vishing
Exploits Will Affect Enterprises and Service Providers