Malware SMS hit 500,000 Android device in 6 hours
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On the eve of Chinese valentine's Day, Cyber Criminal have conduct nefarious activities, as they delivered an SMS worm for Android that spread much faster that it affect a total of 500,000 devices in about six hours.
He says that the distribution of the malware was through text message, which contains the link of the malicious file. as the malicious file get download on the device it sends message to entire list of contacts and also install Trojan as well.
After Trojan install, it check for the com.android.Trogoogle.apk is present on the mobile device. If not, it displays a dialog window to prompt the user to install Trogoogle.apk. After its ask users to register the app, which further steal users personal details such as ID, name.
Among the commands it can execute if so instructed by the command and control server are reading and sending messages. Zhang notes the malware can also send the text to its owner either by email or by using the short message service.
The attack seems to have been premeditated as attacker successfully used the advantage of this special day. It uses social engineering techniques to spread as much as possible and infect more devices. So don't get so much lost on this special events that you may face problems. As security concerns the most prior