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INFOBLOX ’ S CYBERTHREAT INTELLIGENCE REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SMISHING AND VULNERABILITIES IN WORDPRESS WEBSITES

Infoblox has published its Q2 2022 report , drawing attention to many dangerous malware threats to organizations . The research compiles the main threats and security breaches detected during the months of April – June 2022 and highlights smishing as one of the most prominent forms of attack .

Smishing , a cyberattack strategy that combines SMS ( short message service , also known as text messages ) and phishing , has been revealed as a new and sophisticated mechanism to obtain personal and financial information from victims , through false forms on fraudulent sites .

A wave of VexTrio attacks using dictionary domain generation algorithm ( DDGA ) has infected numerous websites built on WordPress , which in turn infect visitors to those sites with malware or spyware by executing Javascript code .
Infoblox , a leader in secure and cloud-managed network services , has published a new edition of the company ’ s Quarterly Cyberthreat Intelligence Report , a security intelligence report that compiles the main threats and security breaches detected during recent months on a quarterly basis worldwide .
Always be suspicious of unexpected text messages , especially those that appear to contain financial or delivery correspondences , documents or links .
Among the main conclusions of this report , which covers the months of April – June 2022 , are :
Smishing – A strategy that combines SMS and phishing
Smishing messages are sent by bad actors to get victims to reveal private information , including passwords , identity and financial data . The messages
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