vishing

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of voice and phishing

Noun[edit]

vishing (uncountable)

  1. A form of phishing using a telephone call to the prospective victim.
    • 2008, Gregory B. White, Dwayne Williams, Roger Davis, CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition (Exam SY0-201) (page 36)
      Vishing takes advantage of the trust that most people place in the telephone network.
    • 2009, Ken Dunham, Mobile malware attacks and defense (page 188)
      Within just an hour, a new vishing infrastructure can be configured and put in place to launch a new attack.
    • 2010, David A. Montague, Essentials of Online Payment Security and Fraud Prevention (page 85)
      Between 2006 and 2007, the number of vishing identity theft cases rose from 3 percent of theft to 40 percent (Source: Javelin Strategy & Research.)
    • 2014, Nick Wingfield, "Swindlers Use Telephones, With Internet’s Tactics"
      But there has been less public outreach about similar new types of phone schemes, sometimes called vishing.