Free CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 Practice Question

You receive a text message that looks like its from your bank. It states that there are fraudulent charges on your account and for you to contact the bank. You call the number included in the text and speak to someone that says they are in the fraud department and you need to provide sensitive, private information that you know your bank would not ask for per the bank’s website. What term best describes a type of social engineering attack involving a text message?

  • Vishing

  • Phishing

  • Smishing

  • Whaling

  • Spear phishing

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CompTIA Security+ SY0-701 / 
Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Mitigations
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