Après le phishing, le vishing…

Un article à lire pour éviter un nouveau genre d’escroquerie :
Extrait :
What is vishing? The term « vishing » is a socially engineered technique for stealing information or money from consumers using the telephone network. The term comes from combining « voice » with « phishing, » which are online scams that get people to give up personal information.
How does it work? Typically attackers use a technique called caller ID spoofing to make it look like calls are coming from a legitimate or known phone number. It’s a very similar technique to email spoofing, which makes e-mail addresses look like they are coming from a trusted source. But because people typically trust the phone service and caller ID, spoofing phone numbers can be particularly damaging.
And just like with online phishing attacks, which direct consumers to phony Web sites, vishing attacks usually have a recorded message that tells users to call a toll-free number. The caller is then typically asked to punch in a credit card number or other personal information. In the case of the warranty scams, users are asked to buy a bogus extended warranty for their car, which can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $3,000.

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