Virus Profile: SMS/Smishing.D

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home N/A | Corporate N/A
Date Discovered: 1/10/2016
Date Added: 1/10/2016
Origin: Unknown
Length: N/A
Type: Malware
Subtype: Phishing
DAT Required: N/A
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SMS/Smishing.D detects SMS text messages, which lead user to access a fake bank web site and steal user's bank credential.

Indication of Infection

The phishing message look like the following:

If user click the fake web site in the message, browser is launched to access the fake web site of the bank, like the left of the following picture. The right one is the official web site of the bank.

After user input the bank account, password, mobile phone number, and click "next", the information is stolen.

Methods of Infection

Attacker mass-sending phishing text messages with a fake base station to the mobile device around, if user received the message, access the fake web site in it and input bank account information to the fake web site, the bank account credential is stolen.

Virus Characteristics

The text message warns user that his/her bank account will turn unavailable, and requires user to access a fake web site to update the account. Attacker back the fake web site will get the user's bank account credential.
The text message appears come from the bank's official, most people trust messages that appears authentic. Unfortunately, the text message is forged with a fake base station and SMS mass-sending tool.

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