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Phishing/spam via SMS

Published: 2012-08-22
Last Updated: 2012-08-22 00:35:16 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1)
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I have seen one on my own phone, and a lot of people have reported seeing them. It is an SMS mesage from a throw away or spoofed number and looks something like this:

"You have won an Apple iPad or iPhone or iPod or something from Apple, click on this www.apple.com.othercrud.baddomain"

Guess what? You have won your credentials being phished, free malware, and other badness. Ain't nothing for free. Although from the spammer/phisher point of view they get something of value from people who expect something for nothing, for little effort on the part of the spammer/phisher. Funny how that works.

Cheers,
Adrien de Beaupré
Intru-shun.ca Inc.

I will be teaching SANS Sec560 in Montreal this September, and Sec542 in Vancouver this December.

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