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Windows 7: Phishing encounter while on vacation

24 Dec 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Phishing encounter while on vacation


It was my first night in Beijing for a long-overdue vacation. I purchased a SIM card from the airport and sent SMS greetings to friends and family and other families in town. SMS is hugely popular and a main communication channel in China. Guess what? The first SMS I received was from a strange number:

Image 1 - SMS spam with hyperlink

The message was a “congratulations” from a very popular Chinese television show on CCTV, named “Special 6+1” that my cell number was selected and that I had won a laptop and 60 thousand Yuan (about $9,000 U.S.). The message provided a URL and verification code to receive the prize.
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25 Dec 2010   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS

I too encounter such sms(s) claiming that I've win <xxxxxxx> $/£/€ and asks to call a number, which is ofcourse a premium no. These things really are a Shit. Earlier, these were confined to emails only, but now, everywhere...
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