What is smishing?
Smishing is a type of phishing attack that uses SMS messages to try to scam the recipient into revealing personal information. The messages may include a link to a fake website or a request for sensitive information.
How fast is smishing growing in popularity?
Interest in Smishing grew 58% over the past year, compared to the year before, putting it at a current volume of 39K searches per month, as of last month.
Smishing is talked about mostly on YouTube and Instagram, where users are already talking about scams and fraud.