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T-Mobile sounds the alarm over unblockable SMS phishing attacks

By Kunal Kashyap

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Users warned by T-Mobile of an unblockable smishing campaign that aims to steal their personal information including passwords, & install malware.

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Multiple customers approached NJCCIC, who had received group SMS messages pretending to be from T-Mobile.

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Customers approached NJCCIC

02/04

Phishing Looks like this;

The message thanked the recipient for paying their bills on time & offered a free “gift”, to be claimed via the web link provided.

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Almost there! You are more than halfway through.

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03/04

After a link is clicked then it redirects the user to a malicious website that aims to “steal account credentials or personal information, or install malware".

Group messages cannot be blocked

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NJCCIC esteemed that the smishing campaign likely made possible due to previous data breaches affecting the mobile carrier and millions of its users.

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How to Stay Safe

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Don't use public Wi-Fi  Avoid clicking external links or SMSes.