Analysis of SMS Spam in Mobility Networks

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Provided by: AT&T
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
The Short Messaging Service (SMS), one of the most successful cellular services, generating millions of dollars in revenue for mobile operators yearly. Current estimations indicate that billions of SMSs are sent every day. Nevertheless, text messaging is becoming a source of customer dissatisfaction due to the rapid surge of messaging abuse activities. Although spam is a well tackled problem in the email world, SMS spam experiences a yearly growth larger than 500%. In this paper, the authors expand their previous analysis on SMS spam traffic from a tier-1 cellular operator presented in, aiming to highlight the main characteristics of such messaging fraud activity.
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