SMSZombie Android Trojan infects 500,000 users

By | August 21, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

In this article “With its vast number of Android users and their preference for third-party online app markets, China is the perfect breeding ground for new Android malware.

Chinese mobile security company TrustGo Security has recently discovered an Android Trojan that targets Chinese users exclusively, as it takes advantage of a vulnerability in the China Mobile SMS Payment process to generate unauthorized payments, steal bank card numbers and money transfer receipt information.

Dubbed SMSZombie, the Trojan is delivered through legitimate wallpaper apps with with provocative titles and pictures. The main apps are harmless by themselves – and that is why they probably haven’t been removed yet from GFan, China’s largest mobile app marketplace – and the malicious code is downloaded and added by them afterwards.”

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