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Chinese-Speaking Cybercriminals Launch Large-Scale iMessage Smishing Campaign in U.S.

Chinese-Speaking Cybercriminals Launch Large-Scale iMessage Smishing Campaign in U.S.

Sep 04, 2023 Financial Fraud / Phishing
A new large-scale smishing campaign is targeting the U.S. by sending iMessages from compromised Apple iCloud accounts with an aim to conduct identity theft and financial fraud. "The Chinese-speaking threat actors behind this campaign are operating a package-tracking text scam sent via iMessage to collect personally identifying information (PII) and payment credentials from victims, in the furtherance of identity theft and credit card fraud," Resecurity  said  in an analysis published last week. The cybercrime group, dubbed  Smishing Triad , is also said to be in the business of "fraud-as-a-service," offering other actors ready-to-use smishing kits via Telegram that cost $200 a month. These kits impersonate popular postal and delivery services in the U.S, the U.K, Poland, Sweden, Italy, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, and other countries. A stand-out aspect of the activity is the use of breached Apple iCloud accounts as a delivery vector to send package delivery failure messages, urgi
 Darknet's Largest Mobile Malware Marketplace Threatens Users Worldwide

Darknet's Largest Mobile Malware Marketplace Threatens Users Worldwide

Dec 06, 2022 Mobile Malware / Darknet
Cybersecurity researchers have shed light on a darknet marketplace called  InTheBox  that's designed to specifically cater to mobile malware operators. The actor behind the criminal storefront, believed to be available since at least January 2020, has been offering over 400 custom web injects grouped by geography that can be purchased by other adversaries looking to mount attacks of their own. "The automation allows other bad actors to create orders to receive the most up to date web injects for further implementation into mobile malware," Resecurity  said . "InTheBox may be called the largest and probably the only one in its marketplace category providing high-quality web injects for popular types of mobile malware." Web injects are  packages  used in financial malware that leverage the adversary-in-the-browser (AitB) attack vector to serve malicious HTML or JavaScript code in the form of an overlay screen when victims launch a banking, crypto, payments,
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