Cyber criminals can easily fake AT&T text messages and hack you
The way AT&T send its consumers presents an easy opportunity for hacker to clone it and make phishing attempts to get your login credentials. “There’s a problem with the way AT&T sends out customer alerts via text message: They’re too easy to mimic,” Jose Pagliery reports for CNN.
“With little effort, a scammer could send you alerts that look just like the real thing. Click on a link and the hacker will grab your login credentials — or fool you into giving up your credit card too,” Pagliery reports. “It’s yet another phishing scheme. But instead of email, hackers can target you with texts.”