Thousands of Android devices are thought to have been infected by a strain of Chinese malware which sends costly SMS messages to earn cash for its creators.
Some reports have claimed that over 500,000 Android devices are infected with the malware, which is detected by Sophos’s free Android anti-virus as Andr/SMSZomb-A.
Users are tricked into believing that they are installing GIF wallpaper onto their Android device, and a provocative message is shown suggesting that a secondary app is installed that would allow permanent use of the images…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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