Social network users in both the USA and UK were warned on August 12, 2013 about a Latvia and Belarus mobile phone scam. It involves responding to and unanswered call from Latvia and/or Belarus. The reports, initially from the USA , that if the call is replied to, the phone's address book will be hacked by the sender.
Reports on social networks had gathered that that a single reply to an unanswered call bearing international codes cheats users out of $15 to $30 of there bank savings.
Experts hadve dismissed theses initial clames since E-mails and text messages are more likely to deliver a virouse and voice mail is vertualy impossible to rig.
The numbers affectedEdit
A specific hacking programme is reportedly used to create numerous international phone numbers, that will automatically leave a 'psudo-unanswered call' on a recipient’s phone. The international codes +371 and +375 (Latvian and Belarus).
People at riskEdit
Mobile phone/smartphone users.
Those who committed the crimeEdit
It was stopped, but any arrests, fines and jailings are still unknown.