Security researchers at Lookout have discovered a sophisticated, new phishing campaign that is targeting Verizon Wireless customers on their mobile devices. This phishing kit is different from other phishing kits and demonstrates a new level of sophistication in two ways.
First, phishing kits that target mobile devices aren’t very common. The Verizon phishing scam shows that cyber criminals are evolving their hacking methods to align with shifting technology trends. As more workers rely on mobile devices at home and at work, it is likely that we will start to see an uptick in phishing campaigns optimized to hit mobile devices.
The hackers behind this campaign also displayed knowledge about Verizon’s infrastructure which indicated they did a significant amount of research before launching their attack. Their familiarity with Verizon’s operations sets them apart from traditional phishing campaigns.