Phone Sex Company Hacks Competitors; Spams Their Customers
from the now-there's-a-business dept
While internet scams have changed and adapted over the years, from the beginning a popular target has always been folks who are viewing porn -- on the assumption that if they get scammed, they're less likely to then report it out of some sort of embarrassment. It appears that applies over in Korea as well, where the operators of a phone sex company hacked into their competitors' computers, accessed the personal information of over 8 million people, and started sending them "lascivious text messages." Specifically, they searched through the computer systems of over 60 different competitors, to figure out which were their "superior clients" (those who spent over an hour on the phone) and targeted those clients with more specific text messages. Even better, they did this by registering phones in the names of homeless people, so that they wouldn't have to pay the bills. Of course, it seems that they were found out and have now been arrested for the scam.