Hacker Tried to Send out 4m SMS to Leaked NumbersAdded: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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A hacker tried to send more than 4 million text messages saying “death to the Jews” via the breached network of a telecom company. It turned out that data was stolen 2 years ago during the illegal access to the systems of the Australia-based SMSGlobal, a company providing messaging services for a number of global brands and accounting over 1m customers all over the globe. The company has a strong presence in the United Arab Emirates and offices in Britain and the United States.
Two year after the breach, in spring 2015, a hacker tried to send more than 4 million following messages to phone numbers across the Middle East: “Our motto forever Death to America, Death to the Jews.” The company successfully blocked 99.9% of messages, but about 5,000 were distributed to mobile numbers in the UAE. Thus far, the identity of the hacker remains unknown. SMSGlobal has defended their handling of the incident and said that during the hack, no other personal customer data was stolen. The company also announced that it proactively cooperated with UAE intelligence agencies and helped the FBI and the Australian federal police. Its clients include Nestle Waters, Etihad Airways, Samsung, Microsoft, IBM, Dell, and even law enforcement agencies all over the globe.
In April 2015, SMSGlobal sent a letter to the Dubai telecommunications company DU, saying that text messages had been received with “malicious content” arising from a number of accounts. SMSGlobal informed DU about the attempt to send over 4m SMS messages to +971 UAE numbers.
Moreover, another breach was detected In September 2015, when the hackers tried to send the following text message: “mismanagement by Saudi officials was the reason for the death of the hajjaj in Mina.” The company didn’t reveal how many messages were successfully sent.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
|posted by (2015-12-03 22:55:42)|
|seems like a nice guy|
|It sounds like the hacker has some unresolved issues.|
|that's a lot of text messages. hope his fingers is ok?||
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