01 Mar Android Malware Steals User Data, Racks Up Mobile Charges
Researchers from security company Wandera reported a newly discovered Android malware called RedDrop which not only steals sensitive data from devices, but also runs up the user’s phone bill.
The malware is said to be able to steal data such as files, photos, contacts, notes, and information about the device and saved Wi-Fi networks. RedDrop also secretly sends SMS messages to a premium rate service which often results to inflated charges for the user.
The researchers warned that around 53 apps including a range of tools including calculators, image editors, language learning aids, adult content are currently used to distribute the malware.