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Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Security, Software |

Android: more than half a million infected smartphones in China

Android: more than half a million infected smartphones in China

Blame everything SMSZombie , an app that has seeped through a local application store. New evidence (at least in China) that the proliferation of other distribution systems outside of Google Play produce an unreliable market where we can find all kinds of applications.

Would be more than half a million phones already have infected SMSZombie a malware distributed by tricking the user through applications that pose as wallpapers, most erotic. Users download these apps and the platform asks to install a series of extra components, which takes time to get permits for private users.

How? Through premium SMS in the background, so you can get to control transactions in a slow, unnoticed at the time by the user.

SMSZombie is designed to exploit security weaknesses in the mobile payment system with China Mobile generated unauthorized payments. In addition, since TrustGo also indicated that they were stolen bank card numbers and information transfer receipts. Most transactions are carried out to different areas of online games.

In any case, its construction indicates that it is unlikely that the malware may leave the country. From TrustGo have opened a special page on the next steps for their removal .

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