What is vishing?
Vishing is a type of social engineering attack that uses voice calls to scam people. The attacker will call a victim and pose as a representative from a legitimate organization, such as a bank or credit card company. The attacker will then try to extract personal information from the victim.
How fast is vishing growing in popularity?
Interest in Vishing grew 40% over the past year, compared to the year before, putting it at a current volume of 16K searches per month, as of last month.
Vishing is predominantly talked about on Twitter, where people are already tweeting about security and online scams.