SMishing, short for ‘SMS phishing’, uses text messages containing Malware or Virus which attempts to collect personal information of the user. This vulnerability is becoming increasingly popular among miscreants as many mobile phone users keep their personal data, like bank account information, card info, etc. stored on their smartphones.
Typically, the scam is perpetuated by sending the user an SMS which asks him to download a legitimate-looking program which is actually a malicious software. Customers should be vigilant in using their mobile devices as a means to prevent this kind of attack.