Cyber criminals matching names to phone numbers likely to be behind rise of phishing calls

A ‘data scraping’ attack that took place in 2019 on Facebook resulted in an enormous amount of personal data making its way onto the web . . . and into the wrong hands

26th September, 2021
Cyber criminals matching names to phone numbers likely to be behind rise of phishing calls
‘There has been such a major increase in phishing attempt recently that many people now ignore such text messages, and even flat out refuse to answer phone calls from numbers they don’t recognise’

Have you noticed a major increase in the number of robo scam calls you’re receiving? What about text messages asking you to confirm suspicious bank transactions, or to confirm a delivery for something you don’t remember ordering?

If so, you’re not alone. There has been such a major increase in this type of phishing attempt recently that many people now ignore such text messages, and even flat out refuse to answer...

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