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New SIM card attack disclosed, similar to Simjacker

Security researchers from Ginno Security Labs have uncovered a new SMS-based attack that can be abused by cyber espionage actors to track users’ devices. The WIBattack takes advantage of vulnerabilities in the Wireless Internet Browser (WIB) app that runs on SIM cards.

Earlier this month, research by AdaptiveMobile Security described a similar attack, dubbed Simjacker, that was actively being exploited by threat actors in order to covertly collect the location information of thousands of users. As part of the attack, cyber crooks were sending malicious SMS messages to vulnerable devices.

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