The latest version of a phone number harvesting tool offers its users the ability to trawl the public web and collect mobile phone numbers indexed on sites that ask visitors for them, according to a Webroot report. Read More ..
The numbers are later used as targets for SMS spam campaigns peddling whatever gets peddled in SMS spam campaigns.
The harvesting tool grabs and displays in its interface the actual and unique phone numbers, phone-owner names, mobile operator names and logos, as well as dates and countries. The tool also gives its users the ability to target a particular country, although in the case the functionality appears to be limited to Russia and Ukraine.