3 out of 4 Russians targeted by mobile spam, IT security company found

3 out of 4 Russians targeted by mobile spam, IT security company foundAn estimated 76% of Russian mobile phone owners are exposed to mobile spam, says a report from ESET, an international IT security company.

An estimated 76% of Russian mobile phone owners are exposed to mobile spam, says a report from ESET, an international IT security company. As East-West Digital News, the international resource on Russian digital industries, reported, last month ESET Russia conducted a poll of members of its official communities on VKontakte and Odnoklassniki, Russia?s two leading social networks, and of ESET Club participants. An estimated 65% of respondents indicated that they were receiving SMS spam ?on a regular basis.? Almost 2% said they had received unauthorized advertising calls, while another 9% had been targeted by both SMS and voice spammers. Most culprits had fished for phone numbers in a variety of questionnaires people complete in stores or restaurants, as well as on social networks and online dating/matchmaking sites...