Poorly secured WiFi router abused to sent SMS messages to paid numbers

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Thanks to a poorly secured WiFi network, in a few days cyber-criminals where able to cause nearly EUR 1,000 bill to the dining place BURKS in Tallinn.

EMT WiFi router’s admin account was accessed and SMS messages were sent out to paid numbers (some Latvian numbers and Mobile parking). Seems like it was possible because router used mobile Internet and allowed to send out the messages.

Links:
http://tarbija24.postimees.ee/3456355/reporter-ee-video-kehvasti-turvatud-wifi-vork-toi-soogikohale-kopsaka-arve

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