SMS Scams


Android, Symbian Malware on the Rise

Yes. You read that headline correctly. F-Secure is talking about the beleaguered and nearly defunct Symbian operating system, upon which Nokia halted nearly all development in February before announcing that it had been put in maintenance mode in September. Despite a nearly 63 percent drop in shipments of Symbian devices in the second quarter of this year and its modest 4.4 percent share of the global smartphone market, Symbian was the new home for 21 variants of malware in Q3, up 17 percent from Q2.

SMS Crime Ring Busted in Malaysia

Malaysian cops have busted an alleged text message spam scam ring
thought to have fleeced locals for hundreds of thousands of dollars. The group are suspected of raking in RM6.4m ($1.9m) between 2006 and April 2010
using fictitious lottery winnings as a bait for an advanced fee fraud. Read the full article. [The Register]

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