SMS Bombing & Phone Call Bombing Attacks (2024)

Tough opponents—SMS bombing and phone call attacks. As texting becomes super popular for its quickness, SMS bombing shows up as a big problem. In this blog post, we’ll explain how it works, why people do it, and the different ways attackers use, like messing with OTP APIs.

At the same time, our smartphones, known for making life easier, also make us vulnerable to sneaky phone call attacks. These attacks take advantage of the very devices we rely on to keep us in touch. They come in many forms, each with its own tricks and reasons. This article will shed light on phone call attacks, looking at their strategies and ways they’re done, including using automated signup calls for shady purposes.

Breaking Down SMS Bombing:

SMS bombing is like a flood of text messages that overwhelms someone’s phone with too many messages in a short time. People do this for different reasons, from just joking around or bothering someone to more serious things like messing up services or trying to get into someone’s stuff without permission.

Ways SMS Bombing Happens:

  • Bulk Messaging Services: Attackers often use services meant for sending lots of messages at once, like for marketing or big announcements. They take advantage of these services to flood specific people with messages when they shouldn’t.
  • Online SMS Spoofing: This is when attackers change the sender’s info to make it look like the message is from someone the target trusts. They use online tools to fake who the message is from, making it hard for the person getting the message to tell if it’s real or not.
  • Email-to-SMS Gateways: Some attackers use email-to-SMS gateways to send messages to someone’s phone without showing who they are. They flood the target with messages without giving away their identity.
  • OTP APIs Used as Weapons: OTP APIs are meant to help keep things secure by sending one-time passwords for logging in. But attackers can mess with these APIs to send tons of passwords to someone’s phone, causing chaos and maybe even getting into their accounts.

The Risks and Problems:

SMS bombing isn’t just annoying—it’s also a big threat to personal privacy and online safety. When attackers mess with OTP APIs, they can get into someone’s online accounts without permission, making these attacks even scarier and more complicated.

Understanding Phone Call Attacks

Phone call attacks cover a variety of bad stuff meant to mess with people’s security and privacy. This includes old-school vishing (voice phishing) scams as well as newer, fancier tricks using automated calls. The goal of these attacks is to trick people into giving away important info or to cause chaos.

Common Methods Used:

  • Vishing (Voice Phishing): Attackers pretend to be real organizations like banks or government agencies and call people to trick them into giving away personal info. They make the calls seem urgent to pressure victims into acting fast.
  • Automated Calls for Verification: Attackers take advantage of automated verification calls that people trust. They pretend to be legit services and get people to give out sensitive info or do things by pretending it’s to verify their identity.
  • Call Spoofing: Attackers change the caller ID info to make it look like the call is from someone trustworthy. This tricks people into answering calls that seem safe but are actually harmful.
  • Wangiri Scams: These scams involve a quick call to someone’s phone to make them call back. When they do, they’re connected to premium rate numbers, which costs them money.
  • Robocalls and Automated Sign-Up Calls: Automated calls are a big part of phone attacks. Besides vishing, attackers flood people with verification requests using automated sign-up calls, disturbing them and possibly getting into their accounts without permission.

The Risks and Problems:

Phone call attacks are dangerous because they can lead to financial losses from fraud and expose personal info. The abuse of automated sign-up calls makes things more complicated, annoying users and making attacks harder to stop.

A Conclusion

In summary, the complex world of cyber threats, including both SMS bombing and phone call attacks, highlights the ongoing challenges we face in the digital age. SMS bombing, with its various methods, requires users to be alert and take proactive steps to deal with this ongoing problem effectively. Likewise, phone call attacks take advantage of the trust we have in our mobile devices, stressing the need to grasp these tactics and develop vigilant habits. By staying informed and taking protective actions, individuals can strengthen their defenses against the many-sided threats posed by SMS bombing and phone call attacks, bolstering resilience in the constantly changing digital environment.

The most effective and cost-efficient tool for executing such attacks is FloodCRM. With FloodCRM, you can inundate the victim with an unlimited number of SMS messages and/or phone calls, employing either SMS bombing or phone call bombing techniques.

You can access FloodCRM through both the regular web and via the Tor network.

Read our Step-By-Step Guide: How To Email Bomb, SMS Bomb, And Make Phone Call Attacks.

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