Android botnet sends SMS spam through Android phones

By | December 21, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Jeremy Kirk

Sec19In this article “In a new twist, spammers have built a botnet that sends SMS spam through infected Android phones, shifting the potentially pricey cost of sending spam to victims.

The trend, spotted by security vendor Cloudmark, poses a new challenge for operators. Victims whose phones are sending the SMS spam often do not know their phone is infected, and they could have their account suddenly shut down by their operator if abuse is detected.”

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