SMS fraud from gov.gr: What to watch out for to avoid falling victim to smishing – Newsbomb – News

SMS fraud from gov.gr: What to watch out for to avoid falling victim to smishing – Newsbomb – News
SMS fraud from gov.gr: What to watch out for to avoid falling victim to smishing – Newsbomb – News

The Smishing (also known as SMS phishing) constitutes a form of attempted electronic fraud which is carried out via short text messages (SMS) via mobile phone

Lots of malicious press messages smishing (SMS phishing) have been observed recently and seem to be related to a document issued by the Unified Digital Portal (Gov.gr). In order to strengthen the security and privacy of citizens, the National Cybersecurity Authority provides useful instructions.

In particular, the following prevention and protection measures are recommended:

  • You should not click on any link included in the message.
  • You should not respond and react hastily to such messages even if they are presented as urgent.
  • Spend some time searching the internet to investigate the authenticity of the message.
  • If possible contact the alleged sender to confirm their authenticity.
  • Do not give personal information such as passwords, card numbers/PINs, username, etc.

In any case, access to the respective operator must not be carried out through links from any SMS message or email you received. It should be done through the official website of the institution, organization or bank (or through the official mobile application).

Keep your device and apps up to date.

A smishing attack goes like this:

  • The victim receives an SMS message in which the sender impersonates a trusted entity, organization or person.
  • The SMS is short, and contains a link.
  • By clicking, the unsuspecting user downloads malware to their device or is redirected to a malicious website where they are asked to provide their data, such as sensitive private information, passwords, identity or passport details, bank account, bank card and more .


The article is in Greek

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