Phishing attack targets Spanish mobiles

Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 4:42 PM EST

A mass mailing worm that attempts to trick users into downloading malware in response to bogus text messages is spreading in Spain. McAfee said the Eliles-A worm is among the first malware samples to automate a so-called phishing via SMS (SMiShing) attack.

Eliles-A worm initially spreads as a conventional mass mailing worm whose infectious payload is contained in attachment to email messages, which poses as a CV from a supposed job applicant.

At The Register.

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