Widespread ‘Smishing’ Campaign Defrauds Iranian Android Users

Attackers are impersonating the Iranian government in a widespread SMS phishing campaign that is defrauding thousands of Android users by installing malware on their devices that can steal their credit card data and siphon money from financial accounts.

Researchers from Check Point Research estimate that the campaign, which sends so called “smishing” messages that entice victims to visit a malicious website, has already compromised tens of thousands of devices. This has resulted in the theft of billions of Iranian rial (or hundreds of thousands of US dollars), they said in a report published Wednesday.

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Source: ThreatPost