What is spoofing? The phone scam you should protect yourself from
It's been detected a new modality in telephone fraud known as spoofing, a technique in which cyber-fraudsters pose as a trusted sender to access their victims' data.
Until now, the usual thing was for the false employee to verbally request the access codes to the telephone bank from the victim, however, in this new variant, the cybercriminal himself warns that for security reasons the password should not be verbalized to anyone and that the password must be dialed directly on the phone. After the deception, the fraudster captures the keystrokes in the terminal, controlling the secret keys from that moment on.
This fraud consists of impersonating the real telephone number of energy companies, banks or public institutions, which makes the scam almost undetectable.