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Weird ass Skype call I just got...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by J1218, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    So I'm sittin here and my Skype starts ringing as I'm getting a call from someone named "System Updater" something or another.

    I answered it to see what the hell it was and it's one of those computerized voices saying "your computer is infected with a virus, the parts of your system that are affected are Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, please go to this site to seek repair immediately: xxxxxx.com (can't remember the exact domain)"

    What's funny is I'm running on a Mac, so no Windows here haha.

    Anyway, I just thought you guys would find it interesting that these idiots are now using Skype calls to try and get people to their infected sites. Or maybe it's a marketer trying to sell me on some AV program for a commission, not sure because I didn't go to the site. If it's a marketer, then that's some pretty clever shit. I'd imagine a good amount of people with not much technical knowledge would fall for it.

    Anyone else have this happen to them yet?
     
  2. robmiller99

    robmiller99 Regular Member

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    but then again if your using skype then you must have some kind of knowledge. Clever though
     
  3. hardybents

    hardybents Regular Member

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    NO, but its a slick method...I would like to know how they are automating skype and wondering if it can call outside of skype....Man another project to research...Too many good ideas, not enough time.
     
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    Yeah i got one of these via my house phone . They ask for remote desktop access or they sell you a $60 anti virus that will infect you with lots of stuff
     
  5. hardybents

    hardybents Regular Member

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    I like the virus that tells you you have a virus. THen to get rid of the virus, you have to buy an anti-virus plan from the virus that infected you to begin with. Then the virus, the anti-virus, and then host virus will bill your credit card multiple times a month, ensuring that the anti-virus, from the virus, from the virus is keeping you protected from the virus.
     
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    terryv48 Newbie

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    Thanks for the great belly laugh. The sickest part is that there is no exaggeration here. All that really occurs from these a$$holes!
     
  7. beerman

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    Wouldn't be too hard for someone to walk the skype phone number ranges and then call it with an auto dialer.

    Auto dialers are like $300 per month, and skype gives you previews of the phone number ranges.

    I could see someone hiring a virtual worker to go into skype all day and finding range after range after range of numbers and populating a CSV.

    Then load it into the auto dialer and away you go. Start calling people and sending them to your website, hundreds of calls at a time.

    Interesting bh scam.
     
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    wrangler Regular Member

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    I got this, but with real people on the phone (from India), not a computerized voice. I actually managed to keep them on the phone, and social engineer their information out of them. I then fcuked with them a bit while still on the call, to the point where they hung up on me. Ask wnrwnrchickendinner - do not attempt to BH a BHer (or BS a BSer).
     
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  9. hardybents

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    @beer...Yep, that could work. I was talking about manipulating skype to use a dialer from it. I know nothing about programming, but it seems like it could work. We use a hosted platform now, but would love to shave costs. Setting the IVR up on a dialer to just auto play is easy. But costs add up, even buying in blocks...Skype Unlimited would be nice for a dialer.