Smishing against Vodafone: It is not the first time
How happened yesterday is not new. We refer to phishing attempts using as a carrier sms messages to cheat customers Vodafone. The confirmation comes from a discussion forum which appeared by the same operator in which it is clear that the first case of smishing dates back to last April 29. Even then the sms invited the potential victim to type the address of a specific website with the promise of a telephone bid advantageous.
This is the text used:
Vodafone, type the site www.yavan.com receive on a charge of € 15, € 40 in tribute, internet gb 5, 1000 minutes to all, 1000 text messages to all
Further attempt on 16 May. Same text but different website:
Enter the site www.voda15.net receive with a charge of 15 €, 40 € Free, internet gb 5, 1000 minutes to all, 1000 text messages to all
In both cases, the messages came from the number +41798073040. Vodafone his part acted quickly closing clone sites and informing their customers about the dangers of such messages. We invite all who were to receive sms suspects such as those reported immediately contact Vodafone exploiting the appropriate forum .
Source: Anti-Phishing Italy - www.anti-phishing.it
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