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VB2015 paper: Mobile Banking Fraud via SMS in North America: Who's Doing it and How

Though SMS may have been claimed dead many time, it is still very much alive, and quite popular among mobile phishers. At VB2015, Adaptive Mobile researcher Cathal Mc Daid presented a paper various mobile phishing campaigns targeting North American banks.
While SMS has been declared dead many times, the service remains frequently used - and abused. In a paper presented at VB2015 in Prague, Adaptive Mobile researcher Cathal Mc… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2016/03/vb2015-paper-mobile-banking-fraud-sms-north-america-whos-doing-it-and-how/

WhatsApp spam on the rise

End-to-end encryption makes spam filtering more difficult.
End-to-end encryption makes spam filtering more difficult. Spam sent through the WhatsApp messaging service is on the rise, mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile reports. This news… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2015/01/whatsapp-spam-rise/

CSRF vulnerability in USB modems allows for infrastructure-less phishing

Credentials sent to attacker by built-in SMS functionality.
Credentials sent to attacker by built-in SMS functionality. Modems and routers aren't typically known for their security, and modems that allow one to connect to mobile broadband… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2014/01/csrf-vulnerability-usb-modems-allows-infrastructure-less-phishing/

Massive drop in PPI SMS spam after spammers fined

Levels still higher than for most of 2012.
Levels still higher than for most of 2012. Security firm Cloudmark has reported a significant drop in the amount of PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) spam sent via SMS in the UK… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2013/02/massive-drop-ppi-sms-spam-after-spammers-fined/

Cybercriminals offering service flooding email, phone and SMS

DDoS-type attack could seriously disrupt business.
DDoS-type attack could seriously disrupt business. A new service is being offered on underground forums where between 25,000 and 100,000 emails are being sent to an email account… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2012/07/cybercriminals-offering-service-flooding-email-phone-and-sms/

SMS trojan targets Android users in eight western countries

Will another piece of mobile malware convince Google manager of the seriousness of the threat?
Will another piece of mobile malware convince Google manager of the seriousness of the threat? Researchers at Kaspersky have discovered an SMS trojan for Android phones that… https://virusbulletin.com/blog/2011/11/sms-trojan-targets-android-users-eight-western-countries/

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