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Alert: Vishing Attacks Are Surging

Prajeet Nair

The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warn that hackers are increasingly using voice phishing, or vishing, to target employees who are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a joint alert, the FBI and CISA warn of an ongoing, widespread vishing campaign that started in mid-July and is targeting remote workers to steal log-in credentials and other data and then use that information to launch other attacks or to steal financial data.

"Using vished credentials, cybercriminals mined the victim company databases for...

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