Security Alert SMS Phishing Campaign Attacks Unaware Job Hunters

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Malwarebytes Labs' William Tsing published a report detailing the mechanics behind an SMS-based phishing campaign aimed at job seekers.

The malicious SMS campaign uses targeted text messages to redirect victims to a phishing web page where they are asked to enter personal information after reviewing a "job offer."

After studying the job scam and hitting the "Apply Now" button, the target is directed to a form where the attackers ask the victim to enter the full name, the e-mail address, and phone number.

The unsuspecting job hunter is also made aware on the phishing page that "All fields are mandatory, you will be contacted by one of our representants withing 24 hours of submiting your details."