Mobile Device Security: Inside Mobile Malware Threats

Show Me The Money

Cyber-criminals have a number of techniques for turning your infected money into their personal ATM. For example, by calling or sending an SMS message to a premium rate number, scammers can jack up a person’s phone bill. The attacker gets their payday by first setting and registering the premium number, then when the infected phone calls or sends a SMS message to the number, the device owner is billed at a higher than normal rate – and the attacker pockets the difference.

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