Security Company Zimbirium warns in a blog post From the Trojan Gift Horse, The Android-Smartphones attack. The malware is said to have detected more than ten million victims from more than 70 countries around the world and stolen hundreds of millions of euros from them.
GriftHorse Trojan is hidden in processors that can be downloaded from Google Play and third-party app stores. Of course, from the description of the applications in Google Play they do not seem to be trying to get users to get expensive premium service subscriptions. Because that’s the trick: smartphone owners unknowingly take expensive subscriptions and then they are billed on the mobile phone bill. Victims only notice after weeks or months that they are victims of “premium services” that they ended up unknowingly. I.e. when they read the cell phone bill. Accordingly, accidentally completed premium services are charged around யூ 36 per month.
Crypthorse’s forensic investigation revealed that the spread of the malware began in November 2020. Evaluated the IP addresses of malware victims and then provided intrusive information to terminate subscriptions in their native language. The trick is that the victims bombed the screen of their smartphone with profit notes. The recipient should immediately confirm the success by tapping the link shown. If the victim actually taps the link in the pop-up window, they will be redirected to the website where they will have to enter their mobile phone number for verification. In fact, the subscription for the paid premium SMS service ends. Already 30 euros per month.
Gimbirium gave the information to Google. Google has verified the facts and removed the affected processors from Google Play. However, the affected apps should still be available in third-party app stores.
Zimbirium Not only is there a detailed description of this attack, but also a list of Android processors,Through this the Trojan is distributed. (PC World)
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