New Android Trojan Variant Identified
The malware sends SMS messages to premium rate numbers, at a cost of as much as $6 each.
Kaspersky Lab researchers are warning that search engine optimization is being used to distribute a new Android Trojan.
"One month after researchers first identified a Trojan horse program that targets mobile devices running Google's Android operating system, a variant of that program, dubbed FakePlayer.b, has been identified in the wild, and is being pushed out in attacks that use search engine optimization to seed Web search results lists with links to Web pages offering the malicious program," writes threatpost's Paul Roberts.
"Once installed, the application sends SMS messages to premium rate numbers without prompting the phone's owner to confirm the messages, which can cost US $6 each," Roberts writes.
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