With the rise of A2P SMS messages, sent for purposes such as new service activation, two factor authentication (2FA) and password reset, comes the opportunity for another avenue of cybercrime exploits…SMS Identity Theft!
Pokémon GO has become a global phenomenon and has brought augmented reality technology to the masses. However, like any topical or popular issue it is been taken advantage of by scammers and fraudsters. In this blog we look at how Pokémon GO scams are being distributed through SMS spam.
While mobile threats are growing in complexity, the risk of an unsophisticated attack on a new bearer remains a concern for mobile operators. We look at a simplistic piece of malware targeting subscribers throughout North America, and what’s been driving the change in attack methods.