Category Archives: SMS / Texting

Android Trojan Used To Create Simple SMS Spam Botnet

A new crop of trojan mobile applications are demonstrating simple mobile botnet behavior, leveraging infected handsets to spread spam and invitations for other users to download the infected apps. This new evolution of malicious mobile applications is presently being monitored by the Cloudmark mobile security research team who had been investigating a strong uptick in […]

Justice for the ‘Secret Crush’ spammer?

 “You Have 1 unread message from your secret crush…” “Someone thinks you’re hot!” “Someone sent you a weird diet tip that works.” New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman‘s office were responsible for the settlement in the case against Game Theory LLC that resulted in fines of $500,000 and a prohibition on the deceptive […]

Severe Surge in SMS Phishing Attacks

During the first week of September, Cloudmark observed a 913% increase in the volume of SMS phishing attempts, making SMS phishing currently the single largest SMS text messaging threat. The surge appears to be the result of a single set of attacks which initially started on September 4th. Thus far, attackers have used over 500 […]

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