The Chinese authorities more than one and a half thousand people that those dispatched a large quantity of Sms from the illegal telecommunication equipment arrested.
According to the Chinese news agency ECNS, during large governmental special operation 2600 mobile stations were confiscated, and also 24 sites which were engaged in sale of this illegal equipment to citizens of China were closed.
Smart Chinese which, apparently, on shoulder to create on a knee the device of any complexity from improvised materials, use for spam sending the ordinary GSM modems, special Internet gateways for mailings, and also kastomizirovanny SMS servers.
In the black market of China the set for spam sending can be bought in the following complete set: the laptop with the necessary software, GSM phone, the SMS server, an USB cable, and also the special aerial for sending of false Sms. All this good will cost to you approximately 260 000 rubles if to speak clear language for the Russian person. One such hacker set will allow you to send about 3000 messages in a minute. And the simplest devices on the basis of GSM modems, are capable to dispatch about 9600 SMS for an hour.
Benefit of malefactors from mailing of false messages can consist in different things. It can be elementary mailing of advertizing for which the person receives a payment from the advertiser. But more often, false SMS are dispatched by swindlers and speculators. Messages can comprise references to fishingovy sites where under this or that pretext from the user can demand to enter his personal data. And that will be then – we all perfectly understand. Also malefactors often use the equipment to intercept real Sms which contain the valuable information providing to them access to bank accounts of victims and so on.
The Chinese ministry of civil safety already fixed more than 3500 cases of similar crimes for the last year and their number constantly grows. One small gang from the Province of Liaoning for a short period managed to dispatch about 200 000 false messages. Considering that among people always there will be trustful bunglers, we can imagine only otdalyonno about what profits of an order there is a speech in this case.