01 Feb '13, 9am

Security experts report that about 620K #Android smartphones in China have been infected by “Bill Shocker” malware.

Security experts report that about 620K #Android smartphones in China have been infected by “Bill Shocker” malware.

Security experts report that about 620,000 Android smartphones in China have recently been infected by the “Bill Shocker” malware. Android malware is on the rise, and smartphone users are warned against blindly trusting their apps . Most of the time, the payload will involve massive costs on the part of subscribers who have infected devices. In the latest wave of malware afflicting the platform, about 620,000 Chinese smartphones were said to have been infected. The “Bill Shocker” malware essentially has an SMS-sending payload, which would use the infected mobile device’s account to send spam SMS messages. The malware also gives the virus creators remote-control capability over the device, which these individuals and groups usually use in conducting spam attacks and even hack attacks on other online resources. Malware can also retrieve personal data from the device, includi...

Full article: http://e27.sg/2013/01/31/bill-shocker-android-malware-hit...

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