I'm sitting in the Ft. Lauderdale Office of the Corporation, using the
Lookout email client when I receive the following:
Vishing is a socially engineered technique for stealing
information or money from people using the telephone network. The
term comes from combining “voice” with “phishing,” which are
online scams that get people to give up personal or sensitive
information about The Corporation. This may include impersonating
another employee of the Corporation, your bank, law enforcement
agencies or any government related organization via voice email,
VoIP (voice over IP), or landline or cellular telephone.
Oh, I guess it's a thing now.
We already have a term for this—“phishing!” Or perhaps
“social engineering?” How about “hacking” if you want to go old school
80s style terminology?
Good lord …
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