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How Trojans take out paid subscriptions

How Trojans take out paid subscriptions

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Trojan subscribers represent a time-honored method of relieving Android users of their hard-earned cash. They infiltrate a smartphone under the guise of useful apps and secretly subscribe to paid services. More often than not, the subscription itself is genuine, only the user most likely does not need the service.

The creators of such Trojans make money on commission; that is, they receive a certain percentage of what the user spends. In this case, funds are usually deducted from a cell phone account, although in some schemes they can be debited directly from a bank card. Here are the most notable examples of the mobile Trojan subscribers that Kaspersky experts have observed in the past year.

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