A widespread social engineering attack vector using authentic-looking assets, such as e-mail or other messages to trick users to reveal critical data or direct them to a fake website that requests information. Spear phishing, or smishing, is a direct-targeting form of phishing. Blagging is a social engineering phishing method that involves deception and manipulation to impersonate someone else to access restricted areas, obtain sensitive information, or achieve specific goals.

2023 Global Mobile Threat Report

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