McAfee Warns of SMiShing Attacks

Cell phone users should watch out for text messages containing a website link that, when visited, could download a Trojan horse, security experts have warned.

In a blog posting Friday, McAfee dubbed the new development "SMiShing," referring to a phishing attack sent via short message service (SMS).

Some cell phone users have started receiving an SMS that reads: "We’re confirming you’ve signed up for our dating service. You will be charged $2/day unless you cancel your order," David Rayhawk wrote in the McAfee Avert Labs blog. McAfee Warns of ‘SMiShing’ Attacks - Security Feed - Blog - CSO Magazine

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 29th August 2006 12:58AM