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AT&T text messages can be faked to send phishing links to its customers


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:40 PM

Cyber criminals can easily fake AT&T text messages and hack you
The way AT&T send its consumers presents an easy opportunity for hacker to clone it and make phishing attempts to get your login credentials. “There’s a problem with the way AT&T sends out customer alerts via text message: They’re too easy to mimic,” Jose Pagliery reports for CNN.
“With little effort, a scammer could send you alerts that look just like the real thing. Click on a link and the hacker will grab your login credentials — or fool you into giving up your credit card too,” Pagliery reports. “It’s yet another phishing scheme. But instead of email, hackers can target you with texts.”

http://www.techworm.net/2015/01/at-t-text-messages-can-be-faked-to-send-phishing-links-to-its-customers.html



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:18 PM

This can happen to anyone and it doesn't have to be AT&T.  I had one for Wells Fargo Bank.  I do have an account but not online.  I reported it to my ISP.






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