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Quishing Alert: How to Spot and Thwart QR Code Phishing Scams

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Understanding Quishing: The Basics

  • Direct victims to malicious websites that automatically download malware, ranging from spyware to ransomware
  • Lead to the creation of payments or social media following
  • Send pre-written emails from the victim’s account, leading to impersonation and further attacks.

The Anatomy of a Quishing Attack

Phishing attacks that utilize QR codes to lure individuals into accessing a harmful website or downloading a document infected with malware are known as “quishing.” This form of cybersecurity menace involves attackers employing QR codes as conduits to direct unsuspecting users towards dangerous digital material.


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Cristian Bustos

Cristian is Senior Content Manager for QR.io. He is an experienced and versatile writer with a demonstrated history of working in journalism, public relations, and B2B marketing.