Suspected Android SMS malware authors arrested in Paris

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

According to media reports, French computer crime investigators have charged two men in connection with money-making malware that targets Android smartphone users.

The men, who were charged in the Bobigny area of Paris, are suspected of infecting more than 2000 Android devices with the Foncy Trojan horse.

Late last year, Kaspersky’s Denis Maslennikov wrote up an interesting blog post describing how Foncy was targeting European mobile phone users, earning cash from premium rate SMS services.

More recently, Foncy has also appeared in…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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