Jul 3, 2008

Mobile users may be `vishing` for trouble

With India adding almost 8 million cellphone subscribers per month - and SMS being the largest-used service - hackers find vishing a great tool to target gullible users.

Welcome to the world of Vishing or voice phishing, wherein hackers are using a combination of voice over internet protocol (VoIP), SMSs and the internet to fool and redirect users into dialling a phone number and collect critical information for financial gain. In Kolaskar's case, both mobile spam and vishing were used.

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