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Text messages lure in virus victims

Chris Ziegler

Spam via text is nothing new, but it seems crooks are now turning to SMS to cultivate legions of zombie PCs for denial-of-service attacks. The ruse apparently begins when an unsuspecting individual receives a text message thanking them for subscribing to a dating service at the pricey rate of $2 a day, which also includes instructions on how to cancel the service through a website. When the user gets to their PC and navigates to the site, they're instructed to download an executable, and you can probably guess what happens from there. Our question is, if you don't try to cancel, do you get any dating action out of it?

[Via Smart Mobs]

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