Cybersecurity and Preventing Smishing Attacks

London Business Hub is providing advice and information to help businesses and the self-employed work safely during COVID-19. This week, we provide advice and tips on preventing smishing attacks.

Smishing attacks

Smishing is a type of phishing attack where cybercriminals try to trick you into sharing your private information via a text or SMS message.  Smishing attacks encourage you to respond to the message or click on a link in order to gain information, steal funds or infect your device with malware. 

The Metropolitan Police Service has published a short video with hints and tips on spotting smishing attacks. 

MPS Cyber Crime Unit

The Police Digital Security Centre has also put together an overview of the support and training opportunities available from the Metropolitan Police Service Cyber Crime Unit. 

Browse our library of support for more tips and advice to help you work safely during COVID-19. We cover a range of topics to help you identify and prevent common online threats.

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