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Cybercriminals abuse major U.S SMS gateways, release DIY Mail-to-SMS flooders | Webroot

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Largely driven by a widespread adoption of growth and efficiency oriented strategies applied by cybercriminals within the entire spectrum of the cybercrime ecosystem, we’ve witnessed the emergence and development of the mobile device market segment over the past few years. Motivated by the fact that more people own a mobile device than a PC, cybercriminals quickly adapted andstarted innovating in an attempt to capitalize on this ever-growing market segment within their portfolio of fraudulent operations.

In this post I’ll profile a DIY Mail-to-SMS flooder that’s abusing a popular feature offered by international and U.S based mobile carriers – the ability to SMS any number through an email message. The DIY SMS flooder exclusively targets U.S users.

Read more: Webroot


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