Thursday, 13 August 2015

T-Mobile Customers Targeted By SMS Phishing Attack

US customers of telecom provider T-Mobile have become the target of a sophisticated SMS phishing attack. The customers received a text message in which she was promised a discount of $ 20 when they opened the attached link.

The link pointed to a phishing page where to set the phone and the user's password is requested, and the last four digits of the social security number and PIN. After the data were completed, they got to see a message that the discount was processed and the official website of T-Mobile was loaded, reports anti-virus company Malwarebytes .

On Reddit allows an employee of T-Mobile know that the criminals behind the attack trying to get online access. Then they change the sim and let those expensive calls to premium numbers. Depending on how fast the scam is noted shin injury to the user in the hundreds or thousands of dollars. According to the employee gets them to deal with this every day.

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