back to article Phishers add call forwarding to their arsenal

The folks at SecureWorks have observed a new phishing technique that uses call forwarding to route a victim's incoming phone calls to a number controlled by the attacker. Victims are told to confirm their phone number with their bank by dialing *72 followed by a series of numbers. In the US, the sequence will cause most phones …


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  1. Chris

    Clearly a phishing email

    I would say that grammar, spelling, and punctuation characteristics of that email are a dead giveaway that it's a phishing scam, but sadly, I believe most people nowadays would not pick up on those signs.

  2. Guido Sarduci


    This is not nearly a new attack. Please see Phrack e-zine circa 1985~1988 for this "new" call forwarding attack

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