Check Point reports 587% spike in quishing
A new QR code scam known as quishing is on the rise.
Cybersecurity experts at Check Point said there has been a 587% increase in quishing or phishing with QR codes.
Hackers use those codes to lure people to websites that can steal personal information, according to Check Point.
-Think twice before giving out personal information after scanning.
-Decide whether you really need to use a QR code.
-You should also double check the URL after opening a webpage from a QR code.
-If you scan a menu's QR code and see it has nothing to do with the restaurant, exit the page immediately.
--You can also turn off the QR scanning feature on your phone to avoid accidental scans.