Meaning of smishing in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsmɪʃɪŋ/


mass noun
  • The fraudulent practice of sending text messages purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords or credit card numbers.

    ‘police say they have busted a gang in Maitland suspected of smishing’
    • ‘I received a targeted smishing attack directed at my mobile device’


Early 21st century blend of SMS and phishing.