Friday, April 18, 2014

Hidden Premium SMS Malware Invades Smartphones

Smartphones are being used for a new scam that involves infecting them with malware that secretly sends high-priced premium SMS text messages.

Victims don't know their phone is sending the messages. Instead, they end up with inflated charges on their phone bills, which go straight into the pockets of the scammers.

This premium SMS service is often hidden inside an app the user has downloaded onto their device. It may also include a monthly charge.

Unless they take the time to check bills carefully, users may not spot the scam for months.

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