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54% of SMS Phishing Attacks Target the Prepaid Debit Cards of US Users

27
Feb
2014

Based on statistics from its GSMA Spam Reporting Service, Cloudmark has determined that more than half of the SMS spam sent out in January in the United States represented phishing attempts. Worryingly, phishing reports have increased by 78% from December 2013 to January 2014.

According to the company, the cybercriminals are mostly targeting prepaid debit cards of child support recipients and mobile accounts.

Other type of SMS spam observed by Cloudmark includes job l…

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