Give me your credit!

We recently examined a sample, detected as Program:Win32/Pameseg.P (SHA1: 089e7ec8ee2ca4be0fff079e39ef26110a8de78e), that appears to be a new version of “LoviVkontakte”, an application for the Russian social networking website “vkontakte”. This sample asks for money by way of requesting an SMS to a premium number to continue installation. We’ve seen similar behavior in the past with the…

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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:…

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