security company Zimperium warns in a blog post Before the GriftHorse Trojan, the AndroidSmartphone attacks. The malware is said to have found more than ten million victims from more than 70 countries around the world and may have stolen hundreds of millions of Euros from them.
The GriftHorse Trojan is hidden in apps that you can download from Google Play and third-party app stores. From the description of the apps on Google Play, of course, it doesn’t look like they are trying to lure users into getting expensive premium service subscriptions. Because here’s the trick: smartphone owners unknowingly get expensive subscriptions, which are then paid to the mobile bill. Those affected won’t notice until weeks or months later that they have become victims of these inadvertently concluded “excellent services.” That is, when they read their cell phone bill. Accordingly, about 36 euros per month is charged for premium services that were inadvertently concluded.
A GriftHorse forensic investigation revealed that the spread of this malware began in November 2020. The malware evaluates the IP addresses of victims and then presents them with the intrusive information that should lead to subscriptions in their native language. The trick is that victims are bombarded with profit signals on their smartphone screen. The recipient will have to immediately confirm the win by clicking on the displayed link. If the victim has already clicked on the link in the popup, they will be redirected to a website where they have to enter their mobile number for verification. In fact, the subscription to the paid SMS service has been completed. For the aforementioned more than 30 euros per month.
Report Zimperium to Google. Google has fact-checked and removed the affected apps from Google Play. However, infected apps should still be available on third-party app stores.
Zambrium He not only posted here a detailed description of this attack, but also a list of Android apps,Through them the Trojan horse is distributed. (computer world)
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