Beware of the text message

Cyber criminals have another tool that is often overlooked in their arsenal by which they can try and steal your information or hold you for ransom: text / SMS messages.

You might ask why this is the case? Well one important reason is that text messages have an average click through rate hovering around 19%, while email has a click through rate of 3%

If you don’t recognize the number (even if there are multiple people on the text message that you do know) do not click or download anything that is sent. The best mitigation to use is to call the number and check to make sure that you indeed know the person.