Phone Call Attacks & Scams
When you think of cyber criminals, you probably think of an evil mastermind sitting behind a computer launching sophisticated attacks over the internet. While many of today's cyber criminals do use technologies like email or instant messaging, bad guys are also using the phone to trick their victims. There are two big advantages to using a phone. First, unlike email, there are fewer security technologies that monitor phone calls and can detect and stop an attack. Second, it is much easier for bad guys to convey emotion over the phone, which makes it more likely they can trick their victims. Let's learn how to spot and stop these attacks.