How to stay safe from cybercriminal “quishing” attacks

Phishing has been with us since the dawn of the digital age. Or at least, when cyber-criminals first realized they could socially engineer users sitting at the other end of the internet. As tech trends come and go, it remains one of the most popular threat vectors out there. But it has also undergone subtle changes over the years, as scammers look to outsmart better user training and more intelligent email security filters.

The latest evolution in this ongoing process is the emergence of QR code phishing, or “quishing”, which is being used in active attacks designed to bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA). But like any new threat, it can be mitigated with the right blend of defensive techniques and potentially external expertise.

Tony Batten

Lead SOC Engineer at DigitalXRAID.

How quishing works

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