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The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: S is for SMS Sender

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Sep
2017
The ABC of Cybersecurity – Android Threats: S is for SMS Sender

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SMS-sending Trojans have been around ever since mobile devices became widely adopted, and they’ve been responsible for a huge number of racked up phone bills and premium number subscriptions, generating significant financial losses around the world.

These types of Trojans are built for a single purpose – to generate revenue for cybercriminals by covertly infiltrating devices and taking control over SMS sending and receiving functions.

Because users are unaware of sent text messages, the malicious behavior is usually revealed when large phone bills show up or when credit disappears in a matter of days.

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