Monday, March 28, 2005

Chinese hackers attack the Singaporean mobiles

It seems that Chinese hackers are attacking the mobile phones of the Singapore subscribers. Although the Consumers Association of Singapore, Chinese Embassy in Singapore and the Police haven’t received any complaints yet about SMS scams originating from China, some Singaporeans claimed to have received them. One of the Singaporeans who ended up on a fraudster's list was Edward Tan, 29 years old, who works for a multimedia company. He received last month an SMS sent from a phone in China, claiming that he had won $130,000 in a lucky draw held by the Hua Tai Group. To claim the money, the winner must have paid $3,900 upfront to settle “government taxes.” But Tan knew it was a scam.


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