In order to get into your email account, an attacker does not need any coding or technical skills. All an attacker needs your email address in question and your cell phone number.
- This social engineering trick sounds so easy and requires almost no technical skills to get into anyone’s email account.
Most of us reply to the unknown phone calls and messages thinking it is from the company, as receiving messages and phone calls from companies is not something uncommon.
Always be Defensive to such Scams
Before watching the video, someone would have never thought of such a method to hack someone’s account.
Of course, the untrained mind could easily fall victim to the text asking for a response. But, as Symantec says,
The workaround is not to fall victim for such kinds of scams and always examine the messages you receive.
“Legitimate messages from password recovery services will only tell you the verification code and will not ask you to respond in any way.“