SMS Solicitations

by Lee

An SMS solicitation campaign was detected at Sophos. It masquerades as a newsletter from MTS, a major Russian mobile network.

The email is about a lottery event. Every third message receives approximately $11 added to a user’s account. However, the user must pay approximately $1 to each message that he or she sends to a premium number which is 7733.

The article at Sophos notes that the Russian company claims to have a strong anti-spam/anti-fraud policy. Dmitry Samosseiko, the author of the article suspects that something is not right with this message due to the format of the text that people need to send.

Source: Sophos

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Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

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