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Chinese cops cuff 1,500 in fake base station spam raid
The street finds its own uses for things, in this case Stinger/IMSI-catcher-type fake mobile-phone base stations:
Fake base stations are becoming a particularly popular modus operandi. Often concealed in a van or car, they are driven through city streets to spread their messages. The professional spammer in question charged 1,000 yuan (£100) to spam thousands of users in a radius of a few hundred metres. The pseudo-base station used could send out around 6,000 messages in just half an hour, the report said. Often such spammers are hired by local businessmen to promote their wares.


(via Bernard Tyers)
stingers  imsi-catcher  mobile-phones  mobile  cellphones  china  spam  via:bernard-tyers 
march 2014 by jm
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