Trolling PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun!
Globe has killed more than 5,000 SIM cards – all in the name of the war against spam/scams! The Singtel telco declared that it is working with the NTC, alongside the NBI, to pursue and expedite the arrest of SMS spammers/scammers! Froilan Castelo, Globe Head for Corporate and Legal Services: “The volume of scams sent [...]
Amado P. Macasaet is pissed and wary. In his article in The Malaya titled “Expensive Promos Made to Appear Free”, Amado discusses the mysteries and misleading intricacies of UNLI, then jumps unexpectedly to the entirely unrelated topic of mobile advertising, followed by another topic jump. The first part of his article is a bit convoluted [...]
The NTC has declared a ban on the sale/use of devices that can be utilized for SMS broadcasts, hoping that political parties don’t utilize telco services in their black propaganda campaigns (and partially, to hinder scammers/spammers from sending out spam). Troll: Dear NTC – this ban of yours won’t do shit. First of all, it’s [...]
Troll: This despicable thing was bound to happen with the onset of the elections: SMS take down campaigns that is sent en-mass to the prepaid subscribers of Smart/Globe/Sun. The bad thing is that this dirty trick is really hard to trace – and if the telcos or the government do find the parties involved, prosecuting [...]
Spammers are evolving, merging SMS with mobile internet to augment their delivery systems. Sophos reported that the new assault technique covers sending regular SMS messages that contain an executable link. The computer security firm cited a spam sample where the SMS is made to look like it came from Apple: “Congratulations, Your entry into our [...]
From: 0926 464 7660 Date Received: January 05, 2012 Network Received: Globe Prepaid Message: We make your PISO count! Items as low as PISO. Like us on Facebook. Facebook.com/pinoytiangge Threat Level Low. I actually visited the Facebook page. It had a hideous “Welcome to 2012” greeting and about 15K likes. Didn’t try to understand what [...]
From: 0906 683 5213 Date Received: August 17, 2011 Network Received: Globe Prepaid Message: Sbi ni PNOY, ‘Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap.’Sa ngayon, lalong dumami ang mahirap, kaya dumami din ang corrupt. Yan ang gobyerno ni PNOY. (pls pass) Threat Level: Medium. Though the thought process is a bit skewed (“dumami ang mahirap” thus “dumami [...]