Android Malware Being Distributed via Facebook
A friend request is used to lure victims to a Web page that automatically downloads the malware.
Sophos security researcher Vanja Svajcer recently came across a method of infecting Android phones via a Facebook friend request.
"A few days ago I received a Facebook friend request and, as is usual, used my Android smartphone to check out the details of the person before I decided whether I wanted to become 'friends' or not ... a link on the user's Facebook profile redirected my browser to a webpage that downloaded malware automatically onto my Android phone," Svajcer writes. "The malware package was called any_name.apk, and appears to have been designed to earn money for fraudsters through premium rate phone services."
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