Kaspersky Warns of New Android Trojan
The fake messaging app sends SMS messages to premium rate numbers.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered a new Android Trojan that poses as an SMS management app, but sends messages to premium rate numbers.
"The new Android Trojan found by Kaspersky is dubbed Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Foncy and, judging by various online reports from victims, it appeared sometime in September," writes PCWorld's Lucian Constantin.
"Once installed on a device, the fake app sends four text messages to predefined premium-rate numbers in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, the U.K. and Canada, depending on the country corresponding to the SIM card," Constantin writes.
Go to "Trojan Sends Premium-rate SMS Messages, Aims at European and Canadian Android Users" to read the details.
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