Smishing and vishing are types of phishing attacks that try to lure victims via SMS message and voice calls. Both rely on the same emotional appeals employed in traditional phishing scams and are designed to drive you into urgent action. The difference is the delivery method.
“Cyberthieves can apply manipulation techniques to many forms of communication because the underlying principles remain constant,” explains security awareness leader Stu Sjouwerman, CEO of KnowBe4. “Lure victims with bait and then catch them with hooks.”