Voice over IP, VoIP Security Risks, VoIP Denial of Service (DoS), SPIT, Voice Service Theft, SIP Registration Hijacking, Eavesdropping, Directory Harvesting, Vishing
TEAM consists of thirteen other courses, associated tests, and completion certificates on the following topics: Online Fraud, Passwords, Online Shopping, Viruses/Worms, Trojans & Spyware, Home Firewalls, Securing Home Computers, Secure Transactions Away from Home, Online Banking Myths, Child Safety Online, ATM & Debit Card Misuse, Wireless Security and Keylogging, in addition to the new Vishing
Taxpayers Vulnerable to Phishing and Vishing Tax Scams and Unscrupulous Tax Preparers
Because so many respondents did not know that the IRS does not send unsolicited emails or make unsolicited phone calls regarding refunds or filings, they are vulnerable to phishing or vishing (voice phishing using the telephone) scams where thieves pose as IRS agents to gain personal information such as social security or bank account numbers.
appears to be flourishing with the help of Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, the technology that enables cheap and anonymous internet calling, as well as the ease with which caller ID boxes can be tricked into displaying erroneous information.
The scam is a telephone based version of phishing, hence the name vishing.
Some things to remember if you are targeted by a vishing scam:
Remote Eavesdropping and VoIP Hopping, Vishing, Skype Worm and Toll Fraud Threaten Users, Enterprises and Service Providers
3) Vishing, the practice of VoIP phishing, which enables hackers to spoof caller ID and present a fraudulent phone identity, causing some consumers to share sensitive, personal information, such as credit card numbers, with hackers masquerading as banking representatives.
Nearly one in four adults in the last 12 months has fallen prey to vishing, according to a study by Financial Fraud Action UK.
Scams from online and banking fraud to vishing and ID theft have soared by 12% in the last year, netting PS336.
Detective chief inspector Dave Carter, of the Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit, said: "Fraudsters can use personal information gleaned from vishing
in a number of ways, including to access a victim's bank account, make fraudulent purchases and commit identity theft.