Thursday, December 20, 2007

I'm Hit! I'm Hit!

Today I received my first ever SMS Text Spam:

Still have Holiday shopping to do? Pressed for time? Send an online eGift Card instantly! Reply GIFT to recv promo code. STOP to unsub

A dubious honor no doubt, but I wonder how this is even done? It's easy to understand how crawlers scour the internet for email addresses. That's why a lot of personal web sites list their email address as "jroosh at yahoo dot com" and etc.

But mobile numbers must be at least a little harder to come by...aren't they?

A little Googling reveals text message spam is quite prevalent. I guess I'm just not popular enough...until now.

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