27 Feb '14, 5pm

Malicious Ads on Facebook targeted at Android users

Malicious Ads on Facebook targeted at Android users

The Trojan checks all inbound messages received on the device and if the sender is the premium-rate SMS service, the message is intercepted and deleted so the user is unaware. Yet this technique doesn’t work with the latest 4.4 (KitKat) version of Android, so the creators have come up with an ingenious trick to overcome this: when the message is received, the phone volume is muted for two seconds and the inbound message is marked as read. The app includes an SMS counter, so when the first message is received from the premium-rate service, it reads it to get the confirmation PIN and registers the user on the corresponding website to activate the premium-rate SMS service.

Full article: http://www.malaysianwireless.com/2014/02/malicious-ads-fa...

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