First Android Trojan idenified by Kaspersky

Sends SMS messages to "premium numbers" and charges you for it.

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Published Tue, Aug 10 2010 8:32 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT
First Android Trojan idenified by Kaspersky | TweakTown.com


Looks like it's time for Android owners to check their bills; the first Trojan has been identified that runs on the Android platform. Kaspersky, the well known antivirus seller, has identified the virus as the Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a and adds an extension that sends SMS messages to "premium numbers," charging you a few bucks in the process.

The Trojan only works on Russian networks and is fairly basic, but everything has to have a start and this is not a good path for any system to run down. Get ready for smartphone antivirus solutions to become awfully popular.
NEWS SOURCE:mobilecrunch.com

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