Hacking tool caught harvesting industry-specific mobile phone numbers

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Security researchers from Webroot have uncovered an underground black market tool that harvests specific mobile phone numbers for use in cyber scams.

Webroot’s Dancho Danchev uncovered the service – which is designed to aid criminals’ SMS spam tools – and warned that it is far more sophisticated than most underground tools as it allows hackers to tailor their attacks to harvest numbers from particular industries. Search and harvesting criteria options include region, city, type of company, age, sex, interests and job title.

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