Hackers are targeting Canadian smartphones running Google Inc.’s Android platform to send costly text messages to paid services against their will.
The security software company Kaspersky Lab reported that the new trojan is disguised as a harmless software update, but forces Android phones to send text messages to expensive pay-per-message services. The attackers are then able to collect the fees generated by those messaging services. Once installed, the app appears on the Android home screen under the name “SuiConFo” and immediately sends four messages to predefined premium rate numbers in Canada or one of several European countries, depending on the device’s country of origin.At this point it’s too late, a further investigation is taking place.
Via Financial Post